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People on the move: determinants of servant migration in nineteenth-century Sweden

Dribe, Martin LU and Lundh, Christer LU (2005) In Continuity and Change 20. p.53-91
Abstract
This article deals with the high mobility of servants in preindustrial northwestern Europe. By combining both a qualitative and a quantitative approach we analyse the determinants of servant migration in the province of Scania, in southern Sweden, during the nineteenth century. The analysis shows that about half of the moves were connected to the structure of working-life organization, servant hierarchy and marriage. The rest depended on a range of other factors such as the type and structure of the master's household, variations in the demand for labour caused by fluctuations in harvest yields, conflicts within households, or a wish to gain additional training.
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53 - 91
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Cambridge University Press
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1469-218X
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10.1017/S026841600400534X
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  author       = {Dribe, Martin and Lundh, Christer},
  issn         = {1469-218X},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {53--91},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Continuity and Change},
  title        = {People on the move: determinants of servant migration in nineteenth-century Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S026841600400534X},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2005},
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