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.
Release Occupational Titles Release 2013.01 of the HSN standardized, HISCO-coded and classified occupational titles is now available.
On 6 September 2013, Ineke Maas will hold her inaugural speech at the Sociology Department of VU University Amsterdam. The title of her lecture is 'Ontwikkelingen in sociale openheid en uitsluiting: een blik op het verleden en de toekomst'. More information.
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.
See also: Life Courses in Context. A collaboratory based on Dutch population registers and censuses (19th and 20th century). An overview of the data.