Church Book Registry: A Cliometric View

  • Jacob Weisdorf
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This chapter links economic history to demography, looking into the use of church book data to investigate topics in economic history. Using the Malthusian population model to cast light on scholarly debates about the Great Divergence and the wealth of nations, the chapter illustrates some of the main advantages (and drawbacks) to using church book registry in this context.


Cliometrics Demography Development Great Divergence Malthusian model Church book registers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Southern Denmark and CEPROdense MDenmark

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