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A Stagnating City: Stockholm in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2009 (English)In: Revue d’Histoire Nordique, ISSN 1778-9605, no 6-7, 227-246 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

During the first half of the nineteenth century, Stockholm experienced serious economic and demographic problems. Sweden as a whole entered a new phase of economic growth, but Stockholm was stagnating.The death rate in the capital was extremely high in comparison with most European cities. A high proportion of children were born out of wedlock. The textile industry declined, and there was little expansion in other branches of industry. Seasonal unemployment was high. On the other hand, new patterns of consumption were emerging, real wages were beginning to rise. Some measures were taken in order to reduce unemployment during winter. Fearing food riots, King Jean Baptiste initiated public works financed by private loans from him in 1817 to ease unemployment among sailors and building workers. Stockholm’s situation is discussed in a regional and comparative perspective.

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Toulouse: Université Toulouse Il-Le Mirail , 2009. no 6-7, 227-246 p.
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Economic History
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Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42892OAI: diva2:351927
Available from: 2010-09-16 Created: 2010-09-16 Last updated: 2010-09-20Bibliographically approved

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