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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Dr Andrew Hinde 

Associate Member

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Dr Andrew Hinde was Associate Professor in Demography within Economic, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Southampton until his retirement in September 2020.

My first degree was in geography. I was then a PhD student in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield, where I obtained my PhD in 1985. I subsequently spent two years as a temporary lecturer at Oxford University before moving to the Centre for Population Studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. After a brief spell as a research fellow in the Department of Economics at Birkbeck College, London, I moved to Southampton in 1989, and I have been here ever since.

Research interests

My research interests fall into two areas:

1.  Historical demography of England and Wales.

2.  Demography of certain low- and middle-income countries, and especially recent fertility changes in sub-Saharan Africa and certain high-fertility Asian populations.

I supervise or co-supervise three PhD students.  I am the editor of the journal Local Population Studies, which publishes articles about the population history of the British Isles.  I am on the Editorial Board of Journal of Biosocial Science.

I have a long-standing interest in demographic methods and in the application of statistical methods to historical demographic data.

Work in progress

1.  Analysis of the decline of mortality in Victorian and Edwardian England and Wales, and especially the impact of sanitary reform and investment in infrastructure on the decline of mortality from specific causes.

2.  Study of various aspects of fertility decline in sub-Saharan Africa.

3.  Examination of factors associated with fertility in low- and middle-income countries, including remoteness, digital connectivity and exposure to conflict.

4.  Study of the impact of the Poor Law in Victorian England on the living arrangements of older people, and on migration patterns.

5.  Analysis of sickness and mortality in Britain using friendly society data.

6.  Collection and dissemination of parish registers data.

Research project(s)

The health and morbidity of friendly society members in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Dr Andrew Hinde
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