On the basis of student registers of the Delft engineering school, the article discusses the social backgrounds of engineering students between 1842 and 1940 in the Netherlands. The relatively high social position of their parents throughout the period raises the question of the relation in status between engineering and the more classical learned professions as well as the officer corps.

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Keywords 1842-1940, Netherlands, engineering students, social backgrounds
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/10768
van Lente, D., Rottier, R., & Mandemakers, C.A.. (1993). De sociale achtergronden van studenten aan de hogere technische opleidingen in Delft 1842-1940. Tijdschrift voor Sociale Geschiedenis. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/10768