Marco H.D. van Leeuwen studied History and Sociology and is professor of Social Science History at Utrecht University. He studies social inequality from 1500 to the present. His research on social structure and mobility deals with residential segregation, intergenerational mobility, career mobility and partner choice. His research on welfare deals with philanthropy, charity, mutual aid, private and social insurance, and the history of risks. He has published on philanthropy and mutual aid in the Netherlands, sixteenth to twentieth centuries.
His most recent publications include:
- From Guild Welfare and Friendly Societies to Contemporary Micro-Insurers. Palgrave Macmillan (2016)
- “Giving in Early Modern History: Philanthropy in Amsterdam’s Golden Age”, Continuity and Change.27 (2013), 301-343
- and, together with Pamala Wiepking “National campaigns for charitable causes: a literature review”, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ) 42 (2012), 219-240.