Birth pains and death throes: the creation of vital statistics in Scotland and England

Birth pains and death throes: the creation of vital statistics in Scotland and England

A symposium supported by the Wellcome Trust, arising from the 'Scottish Way of Birth and Death' Project, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow, 17 September 2004

This symposium brought together three research groups, from the Universities of Cambridge, Essex, and Glasgow, with a strong interest in the history of the creation and interpretation of the modern demographic statistics for England and Wales, and for Scotland. Full texts of papers and comments have been mounted for those sections of the symposium highlighted below. Any comments or questions would be welcomed by the participants. The address for correspondence is: anne.crowther@glasgow.ac.uk

Programme

(click links to download papers where available)

Introduction

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

  • Martin Tyson (General Register Office of Scotland), Today's GROS