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I study wage development and the differences in wages by gender and work type in Sweden's early modern period.

Through this I interrogate assumptions about gendered labor markets and labor markets in general, as well as the strength of the methods used in historical wage studies. 

My research is motivated by the desire to understand what influenced the lives and decision making of individuals and households in the past, and to extend the research frontier to groups which have typically been less visible in the historical record.


I teach the foundations of early modern economic development on the bachelor level, explaining the patterns of growth that allowed the emergence of modern economic growth in the modern period. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History

Free keywords

  • Wages
  • Gender gap
  • Living standards


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