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  • People-buying-food-from-the-mobile-shop-on-the-market-in-Khao-Lak-Thailand
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  • eating-watermelon
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  • street-vendor-in-historic-center-of-Nepal
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  • separating-the-grain-in-Burkino-Faso
  • African-children-in-school-in-Kenya


IMG 20181104 WA0010Hilde Bras is Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the History Department of the University of Groningen. Her research interests are in the fields of global (historical) demography, health, migration, kinship and family change, and gender inequalities from a long-term perspective. She earned a Master's degree (hons) in American Studies (1993) from the University of Groningen and a PhD in Sociology (2002) from Utrecht University. Bras has published on fertility, migration, social mobility, long-term family change, marriage, and child nutritional status in, amongst others, Demography, Population Studies, Demographic Research, Journal of Biosocial Science and Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. From 2011 to 2016 she led the NWO-funded VIDI-project "The Power of the Family. Family Influences on Long-Term Fertility Decline in Europe, 1850-2010". In her current research she investigates population growth, fertility, and child and adolescent health in historical Europe and contemporary sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Bras is an elected member of the Social Sciences Council (SWR) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a board member of the Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN). She is a senior research associate of the Global Data Lab (Radboud University), MC Substitute to COST Action CA19112 "Women on the Move" (WEMove), and editorial board member of the Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History (TSEG).

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