My research interests fall into two areas:
- various aspects of the demography of developing countries, especially recent fertility changes (though in the years from 2010 onwards I mainly participate in this research through editorial work on journals and the supervision of PhD students)
- historical demography of England between (about) 1800 and 1950.
I also supervise or co-supervise three PhD students. I am the postgraduate research students' coordinator. I am the University of Southampton's representative on the Scientific Board of the European PhD in socioeconomic and statistical studies. I am currently a member of the Scientific Review Board of the online journal Demographic Research, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Biosocial Science, and a member of the editorial board of the journal Local Population Studies.
I was co-investigator on the ESRC-funded research project 'The health and morbidity of friendly society members in the late 19th and 20th centuries', March 2007 - May 2009 (principal investigator Professor Bernard Harris, Division of Sociology & Social Policy, other co-investigator Dr Martin Gorsky, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).
Work in progress
- analysis of sex differentials in mortality in 19th century England
- an investigation into the relationship between the New Poor Law and various aspects of the demography of England between 1834 and the end of the 19th century
- analysis of sickness and mortality in Britain, 1850–1950 using Friendly Society data
- writing a book entitled What is Population History? to be published by Polity Press
Dr Andrew Hinde
Social Statistics & Demography Social Sciences University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
Telephone:(023) 8059 9631
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