Dynamic Decades: A micro perspective on late nineteenth century Sweden

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)


This dissertation examines various aspects of mobility during the closing decades of the nineteenth century in Sweden. In terms of the pace and magnitude of the changes taking place during this industrial breakthrough, no other period in Swedish history compares. By studying three aspects of mobility: firm entry and exit, migration and social mobility, this dissertation provides new insights on the choices and outcomes of men, women and firms during a formative period in which the geographic, social and economic landscapes of Sweden were fundamentally transformed. In order to study processes determined at the micro level, novel data sets is employed which tracks individuals and firms across space and over time.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Economic History


  • microeconomic data, industrialization, female employment, competition, firm survival, social mobility, migration
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
Award date2015 Sep 26
Print ISBNs978-91-87793-17-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

Defence details Date: 2015-09-26 Time: 10:15 Place: Holger Crafoords Ekonomicentrum, Tycho Brahes väg 1, EC3:207, External reviewer(s) Name: Seltzer, Andrew Title: Professor Affiliation: University of London, Royal Holloway College, Department of Economics ---

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