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Morbidity among working class men and women in early twentieth century Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR). Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Unit of Economic History. Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1413-3707
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR). Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
Social Work and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde, UK.
2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates gendered morbidity patterns by employing micro data derived from sickness records and membership ledgers on working class men and women in the early 20th century Sweden. We find that the main reason for gendered morbidity differences - that woman faced fewer, but longer sickness episodes than men – reflects gendered productive and reproductive activities. Men suffered from the large number of work-place accidents as workers in the production sector, while women faced major risks due to pregnancy, childbearing and related sickness. Women also suffered more from for diseases of the blood, diseases of the digestive & metabolic system and diseases the genitourinary than men. Both men and women faced shorter, but longer, sickness episodes in urban areas attributed to the underlying differences in morbidity causes during the epidemiological transition.

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Umeå: Umeå University, 2023. , p. 40
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CEDAR Working Papers ; 2023:30
Keywords [en]
Social insurance, Health insurance, Accident insurance, Self-insurance, workplace accident, mutual aid, employers’ welfare
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Economic History
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Economic History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-217487OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-217487DiVA, id: diva2:1817149
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Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, 2016.0028Available from: 2023-12-05 Created: 2023-12-05 Last updated: 2024-04-02Bibliographically approved

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