Widowhood Strategies in Preindustrial Society
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In preindustrial society, the loss of a spouse usually impelled the surviving party to adapt quickly by choosing between certain strategies: to remain the head of the household, to remarry, to enter a household headed by a child or the spouse of child, to dissolve the household and enter into an unrelated person's household, or to migrate out of the parish. The use of competing-risk hazard models and longitudinal microlevel data shows that demographic, socioeconomic, and gender-related factors interacted in determining the choice of strategy in a rural area of southern Sweden during the nineteenth century.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Journal of Interdisciplinary History|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Department of Economic History (012002000), Centre for Economic Demography (012019200), Division of Health Economics and Forensic Medicine (Closed 2012) (013040050)