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Ett kortare liv än andra? Dödsrisker, funktionsnedsättningar och attityder i 1800-talets samhälle.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. (Centrum för demografi och åldrandeforskning)
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. (Centrum för demografi och åldrandeforskning)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0267-1206
2015 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 24, no 1, 31-41 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This study follows disabled individuals over their lifespan to examine their mortality risks in 19th century society, in comparison to non-disabled people. The aim is to detect whether people, due to their disability, had a higher probability of meeting a premature death. We use Sweden’s 19th-century parish registers to identify people the ministers defined as disabled, and employ theories on deviance and gender to grasp the statistical mortality findings. Disability significantly jeopardized the survival of individuals and particularly of men, probably because impairment limited their chances to match the breadwinner ideals associated with the male gender.

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Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet , 2015. Vol. 24, no 1, 31-41 p.
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death, disability, gender, life course, nineteenth century, stigma, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-110046OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-110046DiVA: diva2:860839
Available from: 2015-10-14 Created: 2015-10-14 Last updated: 2016-03-03Bibliographically approved

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