Rural restructuring and gendered micro-dynamics of the agricultural labour market
2017 (English)In: Fennia, ISSN 0015-0010, E-ISSN 1798-5617Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Based on a comparison of the employment trajectories of two cohorts of men and women in the agricultural sector in Sweden, this article gives an account of the past 50 years’ decline in employment in agriculture. The findings show that the decline of employment in agriculture was the result of fewer entries into the sector and more exits out of the sector. The findings also suggest that the restructuring of the agricultural sector has had greater effects on women than men, with women exiting the sector to a greater degree or never entering it to begin with.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
agricultural decline, rural restructuring, off-farm employment, lifecourse perspective, Sweden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133595DOI: 10.11143/59542OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-133595DiVA: diva2:1088450
FunderSwedish Research Council Formas, 2011-72