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Exploring financing of Swedish primary schools in the 19th century

Andersson, Jens LU (2011) EKHR11 20111
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
Primary schooling was made mandatory in Sweden in 1842. Previous literature on this well-known reform centres on the related political discussions at central level. This thesis examines how local school financing evolved in the 19th century in response to increased engagement from the central government and why it evolved the way it did. A particular focus is on the largely overlooked local level and the diverse sources of funding of local school districts. It is shown that more wealthy school districts were ahead in terms of spending levels. There was some convergence between well and less organised school districts over the 19th century, in spite of the fact that state grants were not aimed at redistribution. By way of conclusion a... (More)
Primary schooling was made mandatory in Sweden in 1842. Previous literature on this well-known reform centres on the related political discussions at central level. This thesis examines how local school financing evolved in the 19th century in response to increased engagement from the central government and why it evolved the way it did. A particular focus is on the largely overlooked local level and the diverse sources of funding of local school districts. It is shown that more wealthy school districts were ahead in terms of spending levels. There was some convergence between well and less organised school districts over the 19th century, in spite of the fact that state grants were not aimed at redistribution. By way of conclusion a number of venues for future research are proposed. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Jens LU
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EKHR11 20111
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Primary schools, reform, finance, grants, Sweden
language
English
id
1976476
date added to LUP
2011-06-20 10:09:30
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  abstract     = {Primary schooling was made mandatory in Sweden in 1842. Previous literature on this well-known reform centres on the related political discussions at central level. This thesis examines how local school financing evolved in the 19th century in response to increased engagement from the central government and why it evolved the way it did. A particular focus is on the largely overlooked local level and the diverse sources of funding of local school districts. It is shown that more wealthy school districts were ahead in terms of spending levels. There was some convergence between well and less organised school districts over the 19th century, in spite of the fact that state grants were not aimed at redistribution. By way of conclusion a number of venues for future research are proposed.},
  author       = {Andersson, Jens},
  keyword      = {Primary schools,reform,finance,grants,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Exploring financing of Swedish primary schools in the 19th century},
  year         = {2011},
}