Rural restructuring and gendered micro-dynamics of the agricultural labour market

  • Martin Hedlund Department of geography and economic history, Umeå University
  • Linda Lundmark Department of geography and economic history, Umeå University
  • Olof Stjernström Department of geography and economic history, Umeå University

Abstract

Based on a comparison of the employment trajectories of two cohorts of men and women in the agricultural sector in Sweden, this article gives an account of the past 50 years’ decline in employment in agriculture. The findings show that the decline of employment in agriculture was the result of fewer entries into the sector and more exits out of the sector. The findings also suggest that the restructuring of the agricultural sector has had greater effects on women than men, with women exiting the sector to a greater degree or never entering it to begin with.

Section
Research Papers
Published
Jun 13, 2017

Keywords

agriculture; employment; rural restructuring; Sweden
How to Cite
HEDLUND, Martin; LUNDMARK, Linda; STJERNSTRÖM, Olof. Rural restructuring and gendered micro-dynamics of the agricultural labour market. Fennia - International Journal of Geography, [S.l.], v. 195, n. 1, p. 25-35, june 2017. ISSN 1798-5617. Available at: <https://fennia.journal.fi/article/view/59542>. Date accessed: 24 july 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.11143/fennia.59542.