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Sarah Carmichael

 

Sarah Carmichael, Postdoc Researcher Utrecht University

 

Position in relation to project

Ph.D. Student 

 

Short biography 
Sarah Carmichael obtained her Ph.D. student at Utrecht University in February 2016 on her thesis, entitled 'Marriage, Family and Gender Inequality: An historical exploration of the relationship between family systems, the position of women and development'. She holds a BA from University College Utrecht in Social Sciences with tracks in law and sociology after which she completed an MA in Comparative History and an LLM in Law and Economics, both at the University of Utrecht. Her research interest lies in the interaction between agency and economic development. As a part of this research she is working on marriage patterns and family types from 1800 until the present day. She is interested in economics and interdisciplinary approaches to institutional phenomena.

 

Involved in Research Themes

> Relation between Household Economies and institutions for collective action

> Relation between Marriage Patterns and the emergence of institutions for collective action

 

Involved in projects

>  United We Stand. The Dynamics and Consequences of Institutions for Collective Action in Pre-Industrial Europe (ERC) 

> Agency, Gender, and Economic Development in the World Economy 1850 - 2000

 

Involved in debates 

>  On marriage patterns and institutions for collective action

 

 

Publications in relation to project 

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Book or bookchapter

Carmichael, S., De Moor, T., and van Zanden, J.L., 2011. "When the heart is baked, don't try to knead it"; Huwelijksleeftijd en leeftijdsverschil tussen partners als maatstaf van 'agency' van vrouwen. In: Levensloop in transformatie; liber amicorum bij het afscheid van prof. dr. Paul M.M. Klep, eds. Theo Engelen, Onno Boonstra, and Angélique Janssens, 208-21. Amsterdam: Valkhof Pers.  [In Dutch]

Journal Article

Carmichael, S., De Moor, T., and Van Zanden, J.L., 2011. Introduction. The History of the Family, 16 (4, Special issue on Marriage Patterns, Household Formation, and Economic Development ), 309-11.

Journal Article

Carmichael, S., 2011.  Marriage and Power: Age at first marriage and spousal age gap in lesser developed countries. The History of the Family, 16 (4, Special issue on Marriage Patterns, Household Formation, and Economic Development ), 416-36.

 

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Personal webpage (including CV and full list of publications)

> Personal webpage