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History of Public Health and mortality; history of fertility, reproduction and sexuality, history of registration and classification, history of venereal diseases
http://www.historyandpolicy.org

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2023 (Accepted for publication)

  • Szreter, S., 2023 (Accepted for publication). The history of inequality: the deep-acting ideological and institutional influences Oxford Open Economics,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ooec/odad059
  • 2020 (Accepted for publication)

  • Szreter, S. and Siena, K., 2020 (Accepted for publication). The pox in Boswell's London: an estimate of the extent of syphilis infection in the metropolis in the 1770s† The Economic History Review,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/ehr.13000
  • 2020

  • Szreter, S., 2020. The Capacity to Surprise: On the Importance of History for Public Health Policy. Am J Public Health, v. 110
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305507
  • 2019

  • Szreter, S., 2019. Scotland's Populations from the 1850s to Today POPULATION STUDIES-A JOURNAL OF DEMOGRAPHY, v. 73
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/00324728.2018.1549377
  • 2018

  • Szreter, S., 2018. Marx on Population: A Bicentenary Celebration POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW, v. 44
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/padr.12208
  • 2017

  • Szreter, S., 2017. Rebuttal to Barnes and Guinnane Economic History Review, v. 70
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/ehr.12420
  • 2016 (Accepted for publication)

  • Szreter, SRS., 2016 (Accepted for publication). Treatment Rates for the Pox in early modern England: a comparative estimate of the prevalence of syphilis in the city of Chester and its rural vicinity in the 1770s Continuity and Change,
  • 2016

  • Szreter, S., 2016. Infections, Chronic Disease, and the Epidemiological Transition. A New Perspective. Social History of Medicine, v. 29
  • Szreter, S., 2016. Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW, v. 42
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1728-4457.2016.00129.x
  • Szreter, S., 2016. Labor and World Development Through the Lens of Cotton: A Review Essay. Population & Development Review, v. 42
  • Szreter, S., Kinmonth, AL., Kriznik, NM. and Kelly, MP., 2016. Health, welfare, and the state—the dangers of forgetting history The Lancet, v. 388
    Doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32429-1
  • 2015

  • Szreter, S., 2015. Fertility, social class, gender, and the professional model: statistical explanation and historical significance1.
  • Szreter, S., 2015. Wealth, Population, and Inequality: A Review Essay on Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty‐First Century*. Population and Development Review, v. 41
  • Szreter, S., 2015. Capital in the Twenty-First Century Population and Development Review, v. 41
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1728-4457.2015.00051.x
  • 2014

  • Szreter, S., 2014. The Prevalence of Syphilis in England and Wales on the Eve of the Great War: Re-visiting the Estimates of the Royal Commission on Venereal Diseases 1913–1916. Social History of Medicine, v. 27
  • Szreter, S., 2014. Sinners? Scroungers? Saints? Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England. American Historical Review, v. 119
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/119.2.609
  • Delap, L., Szreter, S. and Warde, P., 2014. History & Policy A decade of bridge-building in the United Kingdom Scandia, v. 80
  • Szreter, S., 2014. Recorded History. History Today, v. 64
  • 2013

  • Szreter, S., 2013. Reproduction by Design: Sex, Robots, Trees, and Test-Tube Babies in Interwar Britain AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, v. 118
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/118.2.588
  • 2012

  • SZRETER, S., 2012. Statistics and the public sphere: numbers and the people in modern Britain, c.1800-2000 - Edited by Tom Crook and Glen O’Hara. Economic History Review, v. 65
  • Szreter, S., 2012. Statistics and the public sphere: numbers and the people in modern Britain, c. 1800-2000 ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, v. 65
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2011.00644_5.x
  • 2011

  • Woolcock, M., Szreter, S. and Rao, V., 2011. How and Why Does History Matter for Development Policy? J DEV STUD, v. 47
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2010.506913
  • Szreter, S., 2011. Welfare's forgotten past: a socio-legal history of the poor law ECON HIST REV, v. 64
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2011.00611_3.x
  • Szreter, S., 2011. Theories and Heuristics: How Best to Approach the Study of Historic Fertility Declines? HIST SOC RES, v. 36
  • 2010

  • Szreter, S., 2010. For their own good: the transformation of English working-class health culture, 1880-1970 MED HIST, v. 54
  • Szreter, S. and Fisher, K., 2010. "We weren't the sort that wanted intimacy every night": Birth control and abstinence in England, c.1930-60 HIST FAM, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.hisfam.2009.10.001
  • 2009

  • Szreter, S., 2009. History, Policy and the Social History of Medicine SOC HIST MED, v. 22
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkp006
  • 2008

  • Szreter, S., 2008. Gendering the fertility decline in the western world ECON HIST REV, v. 61
  • Szreter, S., 2008. Infant Mortality: A Continuing Social Problem B HIST MED, v. 82
  • Szreter, S., 2008. Low income, social growth, and good health a history of twelve countries ECON HUM BIOL, v. 6
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2008.05.001
  • 2007

  • Szreter, S., 2007. The right of registration: Development, identity registration, and social security - A historical perspective WORLD DEV, v. 35
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2006.09.004
  • AbouZahr, C., Cleland, J., Coullare, F., Macfarlane, SB., Notzon, FC., Setel, P., Szreter, S. and MiVE Writing Grp, , 2007. Who counts? 4 - The way forward LANCET, v. 370
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61310-5
  • Szreter, S., 2007. Epidemics laid low. A history of what happened in rich countries SOC HIST MED, v. 20
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkm017
  • Setel, PW., Macfarlane, SB., Szreter, S., Mikkelsen, L., Jha, P., Stout, S., AbouZahr, C. and MoVE Writing Grp, , 2007. Who Counts? 1 - A scandal of invisibility: making everyone count by counting everyone LANCET, v. 370
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S040-6736(07)61307-5
  • Szreter, S., 2007. Unemployment, poverty and health in interwar South Wales. CONTINUITY CHANGE, v. 22
  • Mahapatra, P., Shibuya, K., Lopez, AD., Coullare, F., Notzon, FC., Rao, C., Szreter, S. and MoVE Writing Grp, , 2007. Civil registration systems and vital statistics: successes and missed opportunities LANCET, v. 370
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61308-7
  • 2005

  • Szreter, S., 2005. Social capital and the history of mortality in Britain - Response INT J EPIDEMIOL, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dy1036
  • Szreter, S., 2005. Social capital and the history of mortality in Britain - Response INT J EPIDEMIOL, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyi133
  • Szreter, S., 2005. Health by association - Reply INT J EPIDEMIOL, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyh410
  • Szreter, S., 2005. Growing public. Social spending and economic growth since the eighteenth century ECON HIST REV, v. 58
  • 2004

  • Szreter, S., 2004. Health by association? Social capital, social theory, and the political economy of public health - Commentary - Author response: Debating mortality trends in 19th century Britain INT J EPIDEMIOL, v. 33
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyh143
  • Szreter, S., 2004. Industrialization and health BRIT MED BULL, v. 69
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/bmb/ldh005
  • Szreter, S. and Woolcock, M., 2004. Health by association? Social capital, social theory, and the political economy of public health - Rejoinder: Crafting rigorous and relevant social theory for public health policy International Journal of Epidemiology, v. 33
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyh263
  • Szreter, S. and Woolcock, M., 2004. Health by association? Social capital, social theory, and the political economy of public health INT J EPIDEMIOL, v. 33
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyh013
  • 2003

  • Szreter, S., 2003. The population health approach in historical perspective AM J PUBLIC HEALTH, v. 93
  • Szreter, SRS., 2003. Before the Pill: Preventing Fertility in Western Europe and Quebec Journal of Interdisciplinary History, v. 34
  • Szreter, S., Nye, RA. and van Poppel, F., 2003. Fertility and contraception during the demographic transition: Qualitative and quantitative approaches J INTERDISCIPL HIST, v. 34
  • Szreter, S., 2003. Rethinking McKeown - Szreter responds AM J PUBLIC HEALTH, v. 93
  • Fisher, K. and Szreter, S., 2003. They prefer withdrawal": The choice of birth control in Britain, 1918-1950 J INTERDISCIPL HIST, v. 34
  • 2002

  • Szreter, S., 2002. Rethinking McKeown: The relationship between public health and social change AM J PUBLIC HEALTH, v. 92
  • Szreter, S., 2002. The state of social capital: Bringing back in power, politics, and history THEOR SOC, v. 31
  • 2001

  • Szreter, S., 2001. The demography of Victorian England and Wales SOC HIST MED, v. 14
  • Szreter, S., 2001. Fertility and the male life-cycle in the era of fertility decline POPUL DEV REV, v. 27
  • 2000

  • Szreter, S. and Garrett, E., 2000. Reproduction, compositional demography, and economic growth: Family planning in England long before the fertility decline POPUL DEV REV, v. 26
  • 1999

  • Szreter, S., 1999. Rapid economic growth and 'the four Ds' of disruption, deprivation, disease and death: public health lessons from nineteenth-century Britain for twenty-first-century China? TROP MED INT HEALTH, v. 4
  • Szreter, S., 1999. Urban mortality change in England and Germany, 1870-1913 ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, v. 52
  • 1998

  • Szreter, S., 1998. Health and welfare during industrialisation ECON HIST REV, v. 51
  • Szreter, S. and Mooney, G., 1998. Urbanization, mortality, and the standard of living debate: new estimates of the expectation of life at birth in nineteenth-century British cities ECON HIST REV, v. 51
  • Szreter, S., 1998. British population in the twentieth century. POP STUD-J DEMOG, v. 52
  • 1996

  • Szreter, S., 1996. Victorian Britain, 1831–1963: towards a social history of sexuality Journal of Victorian Culture, v. 1
    Doi: 10.1080/13555509609505903
  • 1994

  • SZRETER, S., 1994. MORTALITY IN ENGLAND IN THE 19TH AND THE 19TH CENTURIES - A REPLY SOC HIST MED, v. 7
  • 1993

  • SZRETER, S., 1993. THE IDEA OF DEMOGRAPHIC-TRANSITION AND THE STUDY OF FERTILITY CHANGE - A CRITICAL INTELLECTUAL HISTORY POPUL DEV REV, v. 19
  • SZRETER, S., 1993. THE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE OF DECLINING FERTILITY - A QUIET REVOLUTION 1850-1970 - GILLIS,JR, TILLY,LA, LEVINE,D POP STUD-J DEMOG, v. 47
  • 1991

  • SZRETER, S., 1991. BELOW THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN - A SOCIAL-HISTORY OF TUBERCULOSIS IN 20TH-CENTURY BRITAIN - BRYDER,L Historical Journal, v. 34
  • SZRETER, S., 1991. THE RETREAT OF TUBERCULOSIS 1850-1950 - SMITH,FB Historical Journal, v. 34
  • SZRETER, S., 1991. THE EMERGENCE OF THE WELFARE STATES - ASHFORD,DE Historical Journal, v. 34
  • SZRETER, S., 1991. POVERTY AND SOCIETY - THE GROWTH OF THE AMERICAN WELFARE-STATE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON - LEVINE,D Historical Journal, v. 34
  • SZRETER, S., 1991. ADMINISTERING CENTRAL LOCAL RELATIONS 1871-1919 - THE LOCAL-GOVERNMENT BOARD IN ITS FISCAL AND CULTURAL-CONTEXT - BELLAMY,C Historical Journal, v. 34
  • SZRETER, S., 1991. GOVERNMENT AND EXPERTISE - SPECIALISTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND PROFESSIONALS, 1860-1919 - MACLEOD,R Historical Journal, v. 34
  • SZRETER, S., 1991. REFORMING LONDON - THE LONDON GOVERNMENT PROBLEM - 1855-1900 - DAVIS,J Historical Journal, v. 34
  • Szreter, S., 1991. HEALTHY GOVERNMENT? BRITAIN ’C.’ 1850-1950. Historical Journal, v. 34
  • 1985

  • SZRETER, S., 1985. THE BRITISH FERTILITY DECLINE - DEMOGRAPHIC-TRANSITION IN THE CRUCIBLE OF THE INDUSTRIAL-REVOLUTION - TEITELBAUM,MS POP STUD-J DEMOG, v. 39
  • 1984

  • SZRETER, SRS., 1984. THE GENESIS OF THE REGISTRAR-GENERALS SOCIAL CLASSIFICATION OF OCCUPATIONS BRIT J SOCIOL, v. 35
  • 1983

  • SZRETER, S., 1983. VICTORIAN VALUES - SECULARISM AND THE SIZE OF FAMILIES - BANKS,JA Historical Journal, v. 26
  • Book chapters

    2020 (Published online)

  • Szreter, S., 2020 (Published online). 'The History and Development of Public Health in Developed Countries' in Roger Detels, editor, Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health 7th edition (OUP 2020) pp.15
  • 2020 (No publication date)

  • Szreter, S., 2020 (No publication date). The epidemiologic transition turned upside down. Britain's mortality history as an imaginative resource for Africa
  • 2019

  • Szreter, S., 2019. Introduction
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/9781787445826.001
  • Szreter, S. and Schürer, K., 2019. Revealing the Hidden Affliction: How Much Infertility Was Due to Venereal Disease in England and Wales on the Eve of the Great War?
  • Flemming, R., 2019. (The Wrong Kind of ) Gonorrhea in Antiquity
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/9781787445826.002
  • 2018

  • Szreter, S., 2018. Fertility Transitions and Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/9781107705647.038
  • 2016

  • Reid, AM., Garrett, E. and Szreter, S., 2016. Residential mobility and child mortality in early twentieth century Belfast
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43002-7
  • 2015

  • Szreter, S., 2015. Demography, Early History of
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.03031-2
  • Szreter, S., 2015. Populations for Studying the Causes of Britain's Fertility Decline communication communities
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688203.003.0007
  • 2012

  • Szreter, S., 2012. Britain's social welfare provision in the long run: The importance of accountable, well-financed local government
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4337/9781781002087.00010
  • Szreter, S. and Ishkanian, A., 2012. Introduction: What is big society? Contemporary social policy in a historical and comparative perspective
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4337/9781781002087.00007
  • Szreter, SRS., 2012. Welfare's forgotten past: a socio-legal history of the poor law
  • Szreter, SRS., 2012. Registration of identities in early modern English parishes and amongst the English overseas
  • 2010

  • Szreter, SRS., 2010. The WHO and the Social Determinants of Health Report 2008: Social Justice, Economics, Health and Politics
  • 2009

  • Szreter, SRS., 2009. Love and Authority in Mid-twentieth Century Marriages: Sharing and Caring
  • 2004

  • Szreter, S., Sholkamy, H. and Dharmalingam, A., 2004. Editors' Introduction
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/0199270570.003.0012
  • Szreter, S., Sholkamy, H. and Dharmalingam, A., 2004. Contextualizing Categories: Towards A Critical Reflexive Demography
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/0199270570.003.0001
  • Szreter, S., Sholkamy, H. and Dharmalingam, A., 2004. Contextualizing Categories: Towards A Critical Reflexive Demography
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/0199270570.003.0001
  • Szreter, S., Sholkamy, H. and Dharmalingam, A., 2004. Editors' Introduction
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/0199270570.003.0004
  • 2001

  • Garrett, E., Reid, A., Schürer, K. and Szreter, S., 2001. Changing Family Size in England and Wales: Place, Class and Demography, 1891-1911.
  • Books

    2019

  • Szreter, S., 2019. The Hidden Affliction: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Infertility in History
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/9781787445826
  • 2016 (No publication date)

  • Szreter, SMA., 2016 (No publication date). The first scientific social structure of modern Britain 1875-1883
  • 2012

  • Ishkanian, A. and Szreter, S., 2012. The big society debate: A new agenda for social welfare?
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4337/9781781002087
  • Breckenridge, KD., Szreter, S. and Academy, B., 2012. Proceedings of the British Academy. : documenting the person in world history
  • Szreter, SA., 2012. Health and Wealth : Studies in History and Policy
  • Breckenridge, KD., Szreter, S. and Academy, B., 2012. Registration and recognition : documenting the person in world history
  • 2011

  • Bayly, CA., Rao, V., Szreter, S. and Woolcock, M., 2011. History, Historians and Development Policy
  • 2010

  • Szreter, S. and Fisher, K., 2010. Sex Before the Sexual Revolution
  • 2005

  • Szreter, SMA. and MyiLibrary, , 2005. Health and wealth : studies in history and policy
  • Szreter, SMA., 2005. Health and wealth : studies in history and policy
  • 2004

  • Szreter, S., Sholkamy, H., Dharmalingam, A. and Population, IUFTSSO., 2004. Categories and contexts
  • Szreter, S., Sholkamy, H., Dharmalingham, A. and Population, IUFTSSO., 2004. Categories and contexts : anthropological and historical studies in critical demography
  • 2001

  • Kula, WMA., Szreter, R. and Szreter, S., 2001. The problems and methods of economic history
  • Garrett, E., Reid, A., Schürer, K. and Szreter, S., 2001. Changing family size in England and Wales
  • 2000

  • Ishkanian, A. and Szreter, S., 2000. The big society debate : a new agenda for social welfare?
  • 1998

  • Szreter, SMA. and Sheffield, PERCUO., 1998. A new political economy for New Labour : the importance of social capital.
  • 1996

  • Szreter, SMA., 1996. Fertility, class and gender in Britain, 1860-1940
  • 1991

  • Szreter, S., 1991. The General Register Office of England and Wales and the public health movement 1837-1914 : a comparative perspective
  • 1986

  • Szreter, SMA. and Britain, CFEPRG., 1986. The importance of social intervention in Britain’s mortality decline c.1850-1914 : a re-interpretation
  • 1984

  • Szreter, SRSMA., 1984. The decline of marital fertility in England and Wales c.1870-1914
  • 1983

  • Szreter, SMA., 1983. The decline of marital fertility in England and Wales c. 1870-1914 : a critique of the theory of social class differentials through an investigation of its historical origins and an examination of data for the constituent male occupations
  • Other publications

    2019

  • Szreter, S., 2019. S.Szreter, editor, The Hidden Affliction Sexually Transmitted Infections and Infertility in History (Rochester Studies in Medical History University of Rochester Press/ Boydell and Brewer 2019)., pp.viii + 442. (Edited Collection and Chapter)
  • 2005

  • Szreter, SRS., 2005. Introduction [and other Chapters] Health and Wealth: Studies in History and Policy. University of Rochester Press.
  • Reports

    2019

  • Szreter, S., Cooper, H. and Szreter, B., 2019. Incentivising an ethical economics: A radical plan to force a step change in the quality and quantity of the UK's economic growth
  • Conference proceedings

    1997

  • Szreter, S., 1997. Economic growth, disruption, deprivation, disease, and death: On the importance of the politics of public health for development POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW, v. 23
  • 1993

  • SZRETER, SRS., 1993. THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATION OF SOCIAL-CLASSES IN BRITAIN, THE UNITED-STATES, AND FRANCE - THE PROFESSIONAL MODEL AND LES-CADRES COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN SOCIETY AND HISTORY, v. 35
  • 1991

  • SZRETER, S., 1991. THE GRO AND THE HISTORIANS - INTRODUCTION SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE, v. 4
  • SZRETER, S., 1991. THE GRO AND THE PUBLIC-HEALTH MOVEMENT IN BRITAIN, 1837-1914 SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE, v. 4