The Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN)
The HSN offers a representative sample of about 78.000 people born in the Netherlands during the period 1812-1922. The HSN-database containing individual life-courses is a unique tool for research in Dutch history and demography.
On 12 June 2015 Antonie Knigge defended his thesis entitled Sources of Sibling Similarity. Status Attainment in the Netherlands during Modernization at Utrecht University.
Annual Report 2013
The HSN Annual Report 2013 is now available (PDF document, text in Dutch only).
Inaugural address Hilde Bras
On 4 December 2014 Hilde Bras gave her inaugural address, entitled 'Inequalities in Food Security and Nutrition: A Life Course Perspective', on Thursday 4 December 2014 at the Sociology of Consumers and Households group at Wageningen University.
On 11 November 2014 Marijn Schraagen defended his thesis entitled Aspects of Record Linkage at Leiden University.
New book by Angélique Janssens
On Wednesday 22 October 2014 the book launch of Labouring Lives. Women, work and the demographic transition in the Netherlands, 1880-1960 written by Angélique Janssens took place at Radboud University Nijmegen. Speakers were prof. Jane Humphries (Oxford) and prof. Paul Klep (Nijmegen).
Genes, Germs and Resources project
The HSN has started to build the datasets for the NWO-project Genes, Germs and Resources, researching the role of the family and the disease environment in mortality and longevity in the Netherlands, 1812-2015.
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On the HSN pages:
More about HSN, its history and activities.
Information about the HSN data, the sources and the structure.
Research projects, making use of HSN data.
Products, such as releases, publications and presentations.
Links to other sources on the internet.
Life Courses in Context. A collaboratory based on Dutch population registers and censuses (19th and 20th century). An overview of the data.
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