Search for dissertations about: "living standards"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 53 swedish dissertations containing the words living standards.

  1. 1. Life and Death in the City: Demography and Living Standards during Stockholm's Industrialization

    Author : Joseph Molitoris; Centrum för ekonomisk demografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; fertility transition; industrialization; urbanization; socioeconomic status; living standards;

    Abstract : This dissertation uses longitudinal micro-data from Stockholm between 1878 and 1926 to study the causes and consequences of the fertility transition and to examine the development of living standards inequality during industrialization. Although both processes have received much interest from researchers, we know relatively little of how either one played out among individuals in urban areas, which were both at the forefront of industrialization and the fertility decline. READ MORE

  2. 2. Microeconomic Policy for Development: Essays on Trade and Environment, Poverty and Education

    Author : Miguel Quiroga; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; absenteeism; aggregation bias; comparative advantage; decomposition analysis; education; environmental endowment; environmental regulation; factor content; geography; hyperbolic discounting; living standards; mandatory attendance; non-homothetic preferences; pollution haven; Porter hypothesis; poverty; present-biased preferences; teaching; time-inconsistent preferences; trade;

    Abstract : Abstracts This thesis contains three papers analyzing different issues. Paper 1: “Do Countries with Lax Environmental Regulations Have a Comparative Advantage in Polluting Industries?” We study whether lax environmental regulations induce comparative advantages, causing the least-regulated countries to specialize in polluting industries. READ MORE

  3. 3. Social bodies : family and community level influences on height and weight, southern Sweden 1818-1968

    Author : Stefan Öberg; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; height; weight; body mass index; demography; demographic history; anthropometry; anthropometric history; standards of living; socioeconomic status; socioeconomic differences; resource dilution hypothesis; infant mortality; early life;

    Abstract : This dissertation consists of an introduction, four research papers and one paper describing the data I collected for the studies and how I conducted the study. I collected information on men from conscript inspection lists and linked this to a sample of men in the Scanian Economic Demographic Database (SEDD) born between 1797 and 1950. READ MORE

  4. 4. Social support, coping, resilience and mental health in Malaysian unwed young pregnant women and young mothers : Their experiences while living in a shelter home

    Author : Nor Jana Bte Saim; Seyedmehdi Ghazinour; Mona Dufåker; Jörg Richter; Martin Eisemann; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; pregnancy out of wedlock; teenage pregnancy; shelter home; residential care; unwed teenage mothers; unwed young mothers; social work practice; Malaysia;

    Abstract : This thesis is based on four articles. In the first article, questionnaire data from a follow-upstudy (Article I) that aimed to explore social support, coping and resilience as predictors ofmental health in unwed young pregnant women and young mothers during placement in ashelter home were analysed. READ MORE

  5. 5. Energy Embodied in Trade, 1970–2014

    Author : Viktoras Kulionis; Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economic Growth; Energy use; Trade; Footprint; Carbon Emissions; Input-Output Analysis; Structural Decomposition Analysis;

    Abstract : Ongoing globalisation combined with the rapid pace of technological change have generated significant growth in economic activities and have improved the welfare and living standards of many people around the world. e opening up of the world economy has also led to unprecedented surges in international trade and has fundamentally transformed the way that goods and services are produced, exchanged and consumed. READ MORE