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Widowhood Strategies in Preindustrial Society

Dribe, Martin LU ; Lundh, Christer LU and Nystedt, Paul LU (2007) In Journal of Interdisciplinary History 38(2). p.207-232
Abstract
In preindustrial society, the loss of a spouse usually impelled the surviving party to adapt quickly by choosing between certain strategies: to remain the head of the household, to remarry, to enter a household headed by a child or the spouse of child, to dissolve the household and enter into an unrelated person's household, or to migrate out of the parish. The use of competing-risk hazard models and longitudinal microlevel data shows that demographic, socioeconomic, and gender-related factors interacted in determining the choice of strategy in a rural area of southern Sweden during the nineteenth century.
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Journal of Interdisciplinary History
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38
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207 - 232
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1530-9169
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10.1162/jinh.2007.38.2.207
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  title        = {Widowhood Strategies in Preindustrial Society},
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  volume       = {38},
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