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Department of Economic History

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Call for applications to the PhD Programme

Published: 2018-02-14

The Department announces at least six positions in our PhD programme in Economic History . Last day to apply is April 3.

Admission is dependent on the existence of financing in the form of external research funding. We know that funds currently exist within the following research areas:

- Globalization and the geography of growth – a micro level perspective on Swedish industrialization. The project focuses on the period 1800–1914 and investigates course and causes of industrialization with a new micro-level database containing the universe of Swedish factories and their owners, sources of power, labour force, machinery and production volume/value. Swedish language skills are desirable but not necessary. Knowledge of statistics and experience of working with quantitative methods is required.

- Longer working lives and caregiving across the life course. This project addresses questions about the future supply of unpaid care, as an aging population implies a potential conflict between longer working lives and growing care needs, not least for women who tend to do more caregiving across the life course than men. The project studies the paid and unpaid work of the older adult population as well as family-dynamic processes linked to health shocks and caregiving responsibilities in Sweden and other countries by using administrative and surveys data. Swedish language skills are desirable but not necessary. Knowledge of statistics and experience of working with quantitative methods is required.

- A century of divorce. This project investigates the divorce transition in Sweden 1915–2015 from a macro and a micro perspective using new datasets and statistical methods. It focuses on the role of economic and social factors for the divorce revolution across industrialized nations. Swedish language skills are desirable but not necessary. Knowledge of statistics and experience of working with quantitative methods is required.

- Manufacturing inequality. This project primarily analyzes wages and careers in the past by using a large-scale microdata and statistical methods. The main focus is set on factors and processes creating differences among groups working in Swedish manufacturing at the turn of last century. A gender perspective is relevant for parts of the project. Swedish language skills are desirable but not necessary. Knowledge of statistics and experience of working with quantitative methods is required.

How welfare shapes our future: Policies targeted at young children and their effects over the full life course – a case study of southern Sweden, 1920 to the present day. This project investigates the effects of the institutionalization of childbirth in hospitals and child-care in day-care centres on individuals’ wellbeing from birth until old age. Swedish language skills are desirable but not necessary. Good statistical knowledge and ability to work with large databases are required.

- Swedes in America: Migrant Selection and Economic Integration in the Age of Mass Migration at the Turn of the 20th Century. The project looks at integration of Swedes in the United States and is based on linked census data. Good statistical knowledge and ability to work with large databases are required.

We hope to receive additional funding in other areas and we naturally welcome applications within other research areas or of more general character.

More information regarding the positions and application can be found here.

Last application date is April 3 2018