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Evelien Walhout

Assistant Professor

Dr. E.C. Walhout
+31 71 527 6412

Evelien Walhout is a lecturer in Social History at Leiden University, with a special interest in historical demography. She studied History at Leiden University and will defend her dissertation on infant mortality patterns in 19th and early 20th-century Netherlands in January 2019 (Sociology, Tilburg University). She is co-editor of the Yearbook of Women's History, a peer-reviewed academic annual covering all aspects of gender connected with historical research throughout the world. From 2000, she was successively affiliated with Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute in The Hague, International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, Tilburg University, University of Groningen and Radboud University Nijmegen.

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Specific research interests are the history of childhood, gender history, female labor participation, public health, social epidemiology, family and care, and (cause specific) mortality. Besides her affiliation with Leiden University, she is finalizing national research on violence in the Dutch youth care system after 1945, commissioned by the De Winter Commission (Ministry of Safety and Justice, The Hague). 

Curriculum vitae

See www.evelienwalhout.com 

Selected publications

2016: with Jacques Dane, Exploring violence in the Dutch youth care system after 1945. An inquiry of Dutch archives (preliminary title) (Commissie De Winter, 2016, forthcoming).

2012: with E. Beekink (eds.), Frans van Poppel: a sort of farewell. Liber Amicorum (NIDI).

2012: Omringd door zorg, toch niet veilig. Seksueel misbruik van door de overheid uit huis geplaatste kinderen 1945-heden. Rapport Commissie-Samson, Uitgeverij Boom.

2012: with N. Bohnert, H.L. Jastad & J. Vechbanyongratana, ‘Offspring sex preference in Frontier America', Journal of interdisciplinary history 42 (Spring) 4, 519-541.

2010: ‘Is breast best? Evaluating breastfeeding patterns and causes of infant death in a Dutch province in the period 1875-1900', The history of the family 15 (1) 76-90.

2009: with F. van Poppel & J. Schellekens, ‘Oversterfte van jonge meisjes in Nederland in de negentiende en eerste helft twintigste eeuw', Tijdschrift voor sociale en economische geschiedenis 6 (4) 37-69.

2009: with H. van Dalen & F. van Poppel, ‘Diffusion of a social norm: tracing the emergence of the housewife in the Netherlands, 1812-1922', the Economic History Review 62 (1) 99-127.

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Economische en Sociale geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 203a


  • Commissie De Winter Onderzoek
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