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Sweden, migration 19th century to present
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Population Studies (CPS).
2013 (English)In: The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration / [ed] Immanuel Ness & Peter Bellwood, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The view of preindustrial Sweden as a geographically static society is distorted; migration was a part of everyday life and the most common demographic feature. Early 19th-century Swedes changed residence 10 times on average during their lifetime, which is only twice less than the present day. Distances moved were shorter, however. People moved between their closest rural parishes and sometimes to nearby towns. On the parish level, in- and outmigration equaled each other and did not cause major population redistributions. Numerous small and isolated local “labour markets” constituted migration's framework. People moved to earn their living within these borders (Tedebrand 1999; Dribe & Stanfors 2005).

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Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
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Sweden, migration, 19th century, 20th century, Atlantic world, poverty, labor, labor supply
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86141DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm526ISBN: 9781444351071OAI: diva2:697660
Available from: 2014-02-18 Created: 2014-02-18 Last updated: 2014-03-05Bibliographically approved

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