Today, the XREPP Seminar – organized by the Research Group on Globalization, Economic Inequality and Public Policies in Historical Perspective (HISTORIA) from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona – will feature prof. Giovanni Vecchi's discussion of "Living Standards, Inequality and Poverty around the World from a Historical Perspective", on the basis of the HHB project.
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Tomorrow, prof. Giovanni Vecchi will talk about the HHB project at the 58th yearly scientific meeting of the Italian Economic Association (SIE), held at the Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance “Giovanni Anania” of the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende, Cosenza).
The presentation will be part of the panel “An economic historian’s look at new data”, organized by the Associazione per la Storia Economica (ASE).
For the full programme of the meeting: https://www.siecon.org/online/convegni/2017-58-rsa/programma/.
For more on ASE: http://associazionestoriaeconomica.com/.
PhD in Economic History at the Universitat Àutonoma de Barcelona (2003), Luisa is now Associate Professor in the History Department at the University of Santiago de Compostela. She was previously visiting in different foreign research centers (Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society, Research Centre for Atlantic and International History). Her research focuses on labour history and business history from a gender perspective.
Recently, she has reconstructed Galician female labor activity rates (XIX-XX), and is now elaborating historical series of real wages in industrial towns in North-western Spain. She is currently principal investigator for the Project Wages, Activity and Living Standards in Galicia, 1850-1950, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Industry.
The Poor Law Records were recorded in Application and Report Books (ARBs), sixteen of which are stored in the Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS), offering a varied spatial and temporal coverage.
The books have been collected by an HHB thesis-writer and are now part of the HHB storage. They provide data about around 4000 households (7000 observations, since the same households often recur over time) and 17000 individuals.
HHB is pleased to announce that the online archive of the project will be soon available.
The new online repository will soon be ready, with currently more than 50 GBs of PDFs ready for display; thanks to a new scanner we will soon be able to digitize quickly all the valuable archival sources stored in the HHB archive. A SFTP server for the storage of source files is now complete: PDFs will be stored gradually in the next few months.