Rika och fattiga: Klassrelationer och historisk ekonomisk ojämlikhet i Stockholm på 1600–1700-talen

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T1 - Rika och fattiga: Klassrelationer och historisk ekonomisk ojämlikhet i Stockholm på 1600–1700-talen

AU - Bengtsson, Erik

PY - 2020/6

Y1 - 2020/6

N2 - English summary”Class Relations and Historical Economic Inequality: Stockholm in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”.Erik BengtssonArbetarhistoria, 2020This article describes and discusses economic inequality in seventeenth and eighteenth century Stockholm. I describe the distribution of wealth, using probate inventories from 1650, 1700 and 1715, and wealth tax data from 1715. The distribution was very unequal: the ten percent wealthiest in the population held around 90 per cent of total wealth. I discuss why inequality was so high, focusing on the class structure of the city with a large working class, with quite poor living standards, and small elites of merchants and noblemen, and on the repressive character of the state. I argue that the high inequality was to a large degree shaped by class power, exercised through the state apparatus. I argue that the class perspective is important for the study of historical economic inequality.

AB - English summary”Class Relations and Historical Economic Inequality: Stockholm in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”.Erik BengtssonArbetarhistoria, 2020This article describes and discusses economic inequality in seventeenth and eighteenth century Stockholm. I describe the distribution of wealth, using probate inventories from 1650, 1700 and 1715, and wealth tax data from 1715. The distribution was very unequal: the ten percent wealthiest in the population held around 90 per cent of total wealth. I discuss why inequality was so high, focusing on the class structure of the city with a large working class, with quite poor living standards, and small elites of merchants and noblemen, and on the repressive character of the state. I argue that the high inequality was to a large degree shaped by class power, exercised through the state apparatus. I argue that the class perspective is important for the study of historical economic inequality.

UR - https://www.arbetarhistoria.se/

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VL - 173-174

SP - 78

EP - 83

JO - Arbetarhistoria: meddelande från arbetarrörelsens arkiv och bibliotek

JF - Arbetarhistoria: meddelande från arbetarrörelsens arkiv och bibliotek

SN - 0281-7446

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