NEW DATABASE ON URBAN MORTALITY AVAILABLE!
The URBAN DEATHS database was created by Tina Van Rossem as part of her doctoral project “Bruxelles ma belle. Bruxelles mortelle: an investigation into excess mortality in Brussels at the turn of the twentieth century.”
Tina Van Rossem started work on the individual death certificates from Brussels, Liège and Schaerbeek from the year 1910. She collected not only details of the date and place of death of all the deceased, but also data on their occupation, age at death and the witnesses who signed the death certificate. This means the database is an ideal source for anyone interested in average ages at death, occupational structures and high-risk neighbourhoods in these cities.
Interested in using this database yourself? Then contact the staff at the Quetelet Center or check out the URBAN DEATHS page.