Publications on HISCO

  • Van Leeuwen, M.H.D., Maas, I. and Miles, A. (2004). Creating an Historical International Standard Classification of Occupations (HISCO). An exercise in Multinational Interdisciplinary Co-Operation. Historical Methods, 37, pp. 186-197. 

  • Van Leeuwen, M.H.D., Maas, I. and Miles, A. (2002). HISCO. Historical International Standard Classification of Occupations. Leuven, Leuven University Press.


Conference Sessions on HISCO

  • Hands on session on coding historical occupations. Session organized by Richard L. Zijdeman at the Eight European Social Science History Conference, 13-16 April 2010. Ghent, Belgium.

  • Coding into HISCO across cultures II. Session organized by Georg Fertig at the Sixth European Social Science and History Conference, March 22-25, 2006, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Coding into HISCO across cultures I. Session organized by Gordon Darroch at the Sixth European Social Science and History Conference, March 22-25, 2006, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Publications using HISCO 

Please inform us of your HISCO based work.

  • Botelho, T. R., & Van Leeuwen, M. H. D. (2009). Mobilidade Social em Sociedades Colonais e Pós-Coloniais: Brasil e Paraguai, séculos XVIII e XIX. [Social Mobility in Colonial and Post-Colonial Societies: Brazil and Paraguay, 18th and 19th Centuries]. ICS Annual Report 2009, 228 pp.
  • Botelho, T. R., & Van Leeuwen, M. H. D. (2010). Desigualdade Social na América do Sul: Perspectivas Históricas [Social Mobility in South-America: Historical Perspectives].
  • Lambert, P. S., Zijdeman, R. L., van Leeuwen, M. H. D., Maas, I., & Prandy, K. (n.d.). The construction of HISCAM. A stratification scale based on social interactions for historical comparative research. Historical Methods, (forthcoming).
  • Van Leeuwen, M. H. D. V., Maas, I., & Botelho, T. R. (2010). Os estudos de estratifiçao social e de mobilidade social: uma introduçã. In Tarcísio R. Botelho & M. H. D. Van Leeuwen (Eds.),Desigualdade social na América do Sul: perspectivas históricas Fapemig Mino de Gerais (pp. 17-38).
  • Van Leeuwen, M. H. D., & Maas, I. (2005). Endogamy and social class in history: An overview.International Review of Social History50, 1-23. doi:10.1017/S002085900500204x
  • Van Leeuwen, M. H. D., & Maas, I. (2010). Historical Studies of Social Mobility and Stratification. In K. S. Cook & D. S. Massey (Eds.), Annual Review of Sociology, Vol 36 (Vol. 36, pp. 429-451). Palo Alto: Annual Reviews.
  • Van Leeuwen, Marco H. D. (2009a). The next generation of historical studies on social mobility: some  remarks. Continuity and Change24, 547-560. doi:10.1017/S0268416009990191
  • Van Leeuwen, Marco H. D. (2009b). Social inequality and mobility in history. Continuity and Change,24, 399-419. doi:10.1017/S0268416009990142
  • Van Leeuwen, Marco H. D., & Maas, I. (2010). Endogamiya i sotsial’nyi klass v istroii: obzor. In V. Vladimirov & M. H. D. van Leeuwen (Eds.), sozdaniye HISCO i issledovaniya professional’noi i sotsial’noi mobil’nosti. Barnaul University Press.
  • Van Leeuwen, Marco H.D., & Maas, I. (2011). HISCLASS: A Historical International Social Class Scheme. Universitaire Pers Leuven. 
  • Maas, I., & Van Leeuwen, M. H. D. (2010). occupations and social class in rural France 1680-1820. (I. Arrizabalaga, I. Bolovan, M. Eppel, J. Kok, & M. L. Nagata, Eds.) (Many paths to happiness? Studies in population and family history. A festschrift for Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux.). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Askant.
  • Maas, Ineke, & Zijdeman, R. L. (2010). Beyond the local marriage market: The influence of modernization on  geographical heterogamy. Demographic Research23, 933-962. doi:10.4054/DemRes.2010.23.33
  • Maas, Ineke, van Leeuwen, M. H. D., Pelissier, J.-P., & Rebaudo, D. (2011a). Economic development and parental status homogamy: A study of 19th  century France. History of the Family16(4), 371-386. doi:10.1016/j.hisfam.2011.07.006
  • Maas, Ineke, van Leeuwen, M. H. D., Pelissier, J.-P., & Rebaudo, D. (2011b). Economic development and parental status homogamy: A study of 19th  century France. History of the Family16(4), 371-386. doi:10.1016/j.hisfam.2011.07.006
  • Schulz, W., & Maas, I. (2010). Studying historical occupational careers with multilevel growth models. Demographic Research23, 669-696.
  • Schulz, W., & Maas, I. (2012a). Studying Career Success-the Role of Resources and Norms for Occupational  Status Attainment in The Netherlands, 1865-1940. European Sociological Review,28(2), 220-240. doi:10.1093/esr/jcq060
  • Schulz, W., & Maas, I. (2012b). Studying Career Success-the Role of Resources and Norms for Occupational  Status Attainment in The Netherlands, 1865-1940. European Sociological Review,28(2), 220-240. doi:10.1093/esr/jcq060
  • Zijdeman, R. L., & Lambert, P. S. (2010). Measuring social structure in the past. A comparison of historical class schemes and occupational stratification scales on Dutch nineteenth- and early-twentieth century data. Revue Belge d’Histoire Contemporaine1(2), 111-141.
  • Zijdeman, R. L., & Maas, I. (2010). Assortative mating by occupational status during early industrialization. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility28(4), 395-415.
  • Zijdeman, Richard L. (2009). Like my father before me: intergenerational occupational status transfer  during industrialization (Zeeland, 1811-1915). Continuity and Change24, 455-486. doi:10.1017/S0268416009990166
  • Zijdeman, Richard L., & Mandemakers, K. (2009). Rol’ srednego obrazovaniia v mezhpokolennom perekhode professional’nogo statusa v Niderlandakh 1865-1940 gg. In V. Vladimirov & M. H. D. Van Leeuwen (Eds.), Istorieheskoe professiovedenie: sozdanie HISCO i issledovaniia professional’noi i sotsial’noi mobil’nosti.