The Scanian Economic Demographic Database (SEDD)

SND-ID: EXT 0156

This study is part of the collection SwedPop


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Martin Dribe - Lund University, Economic History Department

Patrick Svensson - Lund University, Economic History Department

Tommy Bengtsson - Lund University, Economic History Department


The Scanian Economic Demographic Database (SEDD) is based on family reconstitutions for nine rural parishes (Ekeby, Frillestad, Halmstad, Hässlunda, Hög, Kågeröd, Kävlinge, Sireköpinge and Stenestad) and one city (Helsingborg) in Scania, the southernmost county of Sweden, in which information in church records on births, deaths and marriages are linked together to form families. The database is the result of project collaborations between the Centre for Economic Demography (CED) and the Regional Archives in Lund. The co-operation has produced both an event database, in which all basic source material is registered, and an applied research database. The event database is accessible through the Regional Archives in Lund.

The description that follows primarily relates to the research database which contains information on five parishes (Halmstad, Hög, Kågeröd, Kävlinge and Sireköpinge). From the late 19th century onwards, one of the rural parishes was transformed from a minor rural village to a small industrial town (Kävlinge), while the others preserved their rural characters.

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Lund University

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data




Families in ten parishes in Scania in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

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Topic and keywords

Subject area

DEMOGRAPHY (POPULATION, VITAL STATISTICS, AND CENSUSES), Income, property and investment/saving, HEALTH, HISTORY (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Other Agricultural Sciences not elsewhere specified, Social Sciences, Economic History (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Published: 2015-09-15
Last updated: 2019-02-06