Dr M. Murkens (Mayra)
Postdoc - Department of History, Art History and Classics
Postdoc - Radboud Institute for Culture and History
6525 HT NIJMEGEN
6500 HD NIJMEGEN
Mayra Murkens is a post-doctoral researcher within the research project 'Lifting the burden of disease. Modernisation in health in the Netherlands: Amsterdam 1854-1940.' Her specific research focusses on the question how different life-courses affected cause-specific mortality risks.
Her expertise lies where historical demography and medical history meet, in particular covering the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her main research interest is how socioeconomic status affects health in the past. She aims to improve our understanding of health inequalities in the past by combining quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Historical demography
- Radboud Group For Historical Demography and Family History
- Murkens, Mayra, 'Unequal pathways to the grave? Time lags and inequalities in the Dutch health transition, the case of Maastricht, 1864-1955,' PhD dissertation (Maastricht University, 2023). Full text
- Murkens, Mayra, Pelzer, Ben & Janssens, Angélique, 'Transitory inequalities: How individual-level cause-specific death data can unravel socioeconomic inequalities in infant mortality in Maastricht, the Netherlands, 1864-1955', History of the Family 28:1 (2023) 95-131. Full text
- Thompson, Kristina, Quanjer, Björn & Murkens, Mayra, 'Grow fast, die young? The causes and consequences of adult height and prolonged growth in nineteenth century Maastricht', Social Science & Medicine 266 (2020) 113430. Full text