Junges Forschungsnetzwerk Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte

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Kathryn Gary


Kathryn Gary is a PhD student in Economic History at Lund University, Sweden. She holds an MSc in Economic History from Lund and a BA in History from Bryn Mawr College. Her dissertation work focuses on wage formation in early modern Sweden, and pushes the research frontier by moving beyond men’s day wages to try to understand European working patterns and the changes in household living standards in the whole economy, for both men and for women. More about her work at kathryngary.com

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Income and the household: women’s work and wages in early modern Sweden

We often assume that households in the European past relied on men for their income. Long-term historical wage series, which have informed some of the most influential economic history research, are based only on men’s wages. But when we look closer at the relationship between men and women working together, even in typically male industries such […]