Friday, November 12 / 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Session 152
The Demographic Effects of Shocks, Stress and Economic Development

1. Mortality Changes in Swiss Districts, 1888-1930Joël Floris, University of Zurich.

2. Wealth, Wealth Shocks and Marital Fertility at the Onset of the Demographic Transition: Evidence from Three Panels of American Couples, 1850-1880J. David Hacker, University of Minnesota; Martin Dribe, Lund University; Jonas Helgertz, University of Minnesota/Lund University.

3. The Impacts of the Gender Imbalance on Marriage and Birth: Evidence from World War II in JapanErika Igarashi, University of Tokyo; Kota Ogasawara, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

4. The Impacts of Coal Smoke on Infant Mortality: Evidence from Industrializing JapanTatsuki Inoue, Tokyo University of Science.

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