4 Works

U20001 Pre-industrial occupation patterns in Sweden

Mattias Sandström, Maria Wisselgren, Päivi Jänkälä & Nina Brynefall
The researcher look at the case of Sweden, a late industrializer that developed into one of the most dynamic economies of the continent. The aim is to construct a database on the occupational structure of the Swedish parishes by gender from 1640 to 1900 using both censuses (from 1750) and non-conventional sources such as tax records and probate inventories (for 1640-1750). To collect information on this earlier period, we use Automated Text Recognition techniques and...

U19011 Ancestral Origins of Adult Health in Historical Data from Västerbotten

Mattias Sandström, Päivi Jänkälä & Nina Brynefall
The aim is to investigate the origins of chronic disease by examining how own early life and ancestral living conditions affect mortality and cause of death. Attention will be paid to the sex-specificity of ancestral and early life transmission. Potential pathways for ancestral transmission include biological (both genetic and epigenetic) and socioeconomic. The main research focus is to determine whether a harvest shock (either in level or radical change from good to bad or bad...

U19013 Dödsfall i malaria, Sverige 1749-1859

Maria Wisselgren, Päivi Jänkälä & Erik Törnlund
Forskarna undersöker epidemiologin för tidigare pandemier och epidemier, inklusive förändringar i dödlighet över tid och i olika regioner. Forskningsmaterialet är hämtat från Tabellverksdatabasen, som finns vid CEDAR, avdelningen för Demografiska databasen (DDB), Umeå universitet. Tabellverket bildades 1749 var verksamt fram till 1859, då Kungliga Statistiska Centralbyrån inrättades och övertog insamlandet av befolkningsstatistiken. Tabellverksmaterialet innehåller information om ca 2 500 församlingar, samtliga i Sverige. Informationen täcker en stor mängd uppgifter om, för att nämna några, antal...

U19014 Disability and Disease during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Implications for Preparedness Policies

Mattias Sandström, Maria Wisselgren, Päivi Jänkälä & Nina Brynefall
The aim of the project is to investigate disability as a risk factor for infectious disease, drawing on experiences during the 1918 influenza pandemic. The project involves demographic and statistical analyses of data to determine whether people with disabilities were at greater risk of infection and/or mortality during the pandemic. It will also use quantitative and qualitative data to construct a simulation model for testing hypotheses about disease spread and potential interventions.

Registration Year

  • 2020

Resource Types

  • Dataset