A Stagnating Metropolis: The Economy and Demography of Stockholm, 1750-1850

A Stagnating Metropolis: The Economy and Demography of Stockholm, 1750-1850

by Johan Soderberg, Ulf Jonsson, Christer Persson
     
 

This book analyzes a peculiar phase in the history of Stockholm that has not previously been systematically investigated. Between 1750 and 1850 the Swedish capital experienced long-term stagnation, characterized by de-industrialization and slow population growth. Various aspects of the economic and social history of the period are examined in detail, including the… See more details below

Overview

This book analyzes a peculiar phase in the history of Stockholm that has not previously been systematically investigated. Between 1750 and 1850 the Swedish capital experienced long-term stagnation, characterized by de-industrialization and slow population growth. Various aspects of the economic and social history of the period are examined in detail, including the decline of manufacturers, the causes of the extremely high rates of mortality and extra-marital fertility, and the distribution of economic resources. Social and spatial patterns of poverty are described and the trends and fluctuations in prices and real wages charted and compared with other European towns and cities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521531337
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/13/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Stockholm's growth problems, 1760–1850, in a comparative European perspective; 3. The decline of manufacturing; 4. Labour markets and the informal sector; 5. Real wage trends, 1730–1850: Stockholm in a comparative perspective; 6. Spatial patterns of wealth and poverty; 7. Trends in inequality, 1715–1850; 8. The economic-demographic system; 9. A stagnating capital; Bibliography; Index.

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