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Shocks and Reconstructions: Histories of Long-Term Inequalities

Finland in Comparison V | University of Tampere, Finland, October 24–25, 2016

Extended abstracts

1) Transition Paths out of Social Fragmentation I

Matti Hannikainen (University of Tampere) & Sakari Heikkinen (University of Helsinki) & Jarmo Peltola (University of Tampere):
Public Sector Growth in Finland before the Welfare State: Central and Local Government Perspectives

Susanna Fellman (University of Gothenburg, with Riitta Hjerppe and Reino Hjerppe, University of Helsinki):
A Strong State Creates a Welfare State

Jari Eloranta (Appalachian State University) & Jari Ojala (University of Jyväskylä) & Oriol Sabaté Domingo (University of Barcelona):
Nordic development paths towards the welfare state

Sakari Heikkinen & Petri Roikonen (University of Helsinki):
Income Inequality in Finland in 1864–1920

2) Case Studies

Collin Constantine (Kingston University):
The Rise of Income Inequality in Guyana: How the Rich Devours the Poor

Ozde Nalan Koseoglu (Istanbul University):
Unseen, Unfree: Prison Labour in Turkey

Laura Hollsten (Åbo Akademi University):
Väinö Auer, the National History, and the Big History

3) Social Mobility and Regional Perspectives

Antti Häkkinen (University of Helsinki):
Social Mobility in Finland (1700–2000)

Ville Kivimäki (University of Tampere):
Unequal in Death? Social and Regional Distribution of Finnish War Casualties, 1939–1945

Merja Uotila (University of Jyväskylä):
Who becomes an artisan? Rural artisans’ social background in the early modern Finland

4) Migration & Comparisons

Andrei Kalinitchev (University of Turku):
Alternative way for development: comparing the Ingrian Finns with Finland during the XVIII-XIX centuries

Miloš Milovanović (University of Belgrade):
The grass was always greener on the other side of the wall or through the desert of Eastern Europe: Migration as a cause of disparities between Western and Eastern Europe

Olga Zaslavskaya (IACC/NKKA, Budapest):
Overcoming Boundaries: Transnational Context of of East European Jewish Communities in the Middle East and Beyond

5) Transition Paths out of Social Fragmentation II

Sergio Espuelas (University of Barcelona):
The long road to the welfare state in Spain

Marcel Boldorf (University of Lyon):
The German welfare state between path dependency, federalism, and political shocks, 1880–2000

Johanna Rainio-Niemi (University of Helsinki):
The Politics of Economic Policy Coordination and the Making of the Coordination State in Austria

6) Hierarchical job markets, the birth of civil society and the meeting of transnational cultures in industrialising Tampere 1820–1918

Session abstract

Jukka Tyrkkö (Linnaeus University):
Multilingual dynamics in the factories and beyond: Tampere 1820–1900

Mervi Kaarninen (University of Tampere):
Entrepreneur’s wife or an Independent Actor? Margaret Finlayson’s (1775–1854) life and Networks

Jarmo Peltola (University of Tampere):
Hierarchies of work: Class, Gender and Age at multicultural Cotton Mill of Tampere 1820–1918

Petri Paju (University of Turku, Aalto University):
The Tampere Engineering Society from 1890s to 1918: The Emergence of Finnish Engineers

Risto Turunen (University of Tampere):
From the Object of History to the Subject of History: Writing Factory Workers in Finland in the early 20th century

7) Economic inequality in Sweden and Finland 1571–1900

Session abstract

Kestin Enflo (Lund University) & Ilkka Nummela (University of Jyväskylä):
Market potentials in the Kingdom of Sweden 1571, a key to understanding different regional economic development during the early modern times?

Mikko Hiljanen & Ilkka Nummela & Miikka Voutilainen (University of Jyväskylä):
Top wealth holders in Finland 1571

Mats Olsson & Erik Bengtsson & Anna Missiaia (Lund University) & Ilkka Nummela (University of Jyväskylä):
Inequality in the long run, Finland and Sweden 1750–1900

Miikka Voutilainen (University of Jyväskylä):
Is there a connection between income inequality and famine mortality? Evidence from the 1860s Finnish famine Market potentials in the Kingdom of Sweden 1571, a key to understanding different regional economic development during the early modern times?

8) Poverty, Religion and Patriarchal Society

Minna Harjula (University of Tampere):
In sickness and in poverty: The role of poor relief in Finnish health service system in the twentieth century

Tiina Hemminki (University of Jyväskylä):
Lending at interest in the early nineteenth century rural Finland and Sweden

Mikko Hiljanen (University of Jyväskylä):
Did the Reformation increase the economic inequality amongst the clergy in 16th century Finland?

Sari Katajala-Peltomaa & Raisa Maria Toivo (University of Tampere):
Religion as (in)equality: individuality, experience and lived religion in the ‘Long Reformation’?

9) Economy and Political Activism

Laura Ekholm (University of Helsinki):
Why Female entrepreneurs remained invisible in the Garment industry? Case studies from 20th century Finland and Sweden

Peter Hedberg & Lars Karlsson & Henric Häggqvist (Uppsala University):
Open for Welfare – Social Spending and Openness to Trade 1920–1990

Pasi Nevalainen (University of Jyväskylä):
The Finnish State as a builder of prosperity, welfare state and new society, 1918–2010

Dusica Ristivojevic (University of Helsinki):
Power of support: Collaborative networks of Chinese social activists at the turns of the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries

10) Transition Paths out of Social Fragmentation III

Jeroen Touwen (Leiden University):
Rise of the Dutch co-ordination State

Grietjie Verhoef (University of Johannesburg):
A fragmented society: the South African state and nation building, 1950–2015.

Christopher Lloyd (University of New England):
From Social Fragmentation to Peace: Humanness, States, Modernization, and Welfare

11) Views on Education and Social Class

Himadri Sekhar Mistri (Jawaharlal Nehru University) Filth by Birth:
Caste, Development and paradox of Indian society

Sakari Saaritsa (University of Helsinki):
Socioeconomic capital, physiological capital and human capital: An anthropometric perspective on schooling and social inequality in early 20th century Finland

Alex Snellman (Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation):
Inequality Constructed through Clothing: Civil Uniforms as a Form of Imperial Power in Finland 1809–1917

12) Childhood and Society: Perspectives on neglect in out-of-home care, 1930s to the present

Session abstract

Antti Malinen (University of Jyväskylä):
Play, Nature and Reliable Adults as Protective Factors in the Lives of Finnish Children, 1944–1955

Kirsi-Maria Hytönen (University of Jyväskylä):
Structural Violence in the Memories of Children Living in Foster Care in Finland, 1937–1983

Tarja Pösö (University of Tampere):
Children in out-of-home care in present Finland: the mainstream, gaps and silence in knowledge-production

Pirjo Markkola (University of Tampere) & Johanna Oksanen (University of Jyväskylä):
Redress under construction – the case of Finland

13) Insecure Means of Living: Ethnicity, mobility and petty trade at the turn of the 20th century

Session abstract

Hanna Lindberg (Åbo Akademi University):
The Regulation of House-to-House Peddling in Finland during the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century

Jutta Ahlbeck (Åbo Akademi University):
Trading with Strangers: Economic Encounters between the Roma and the non-Roma in Finland, 1870-1940

Johanna Wassholm (Åbo Akademi University):
Ethnicity and itinerant trade. Jews and Tatars as small traders in Finland, 1880–1910.

Eija Stark (University of Helsinki) & Ann-Catrin Östman (Åbo Akademi University):
Networking fairgoers – Rural working-class families and manifold sources of income at the turn of the 20th century

14) Women, Work and Gender

Johanna Annola & Louise Settle (University of Tampere):
Magdalene Asylums in Finland and Scotland, 1880–1930: Creating, reproducing or reducing class and gender inequality?

Jamila Elnashef (Tel Aviv University):
Policy and Women in Science: The Israeli Case

Pirita Frigren (University of Jyväskylä):
Gendered poverty and female-headed households in the nineteenth-century Finland

Katri Karkinen (University of Eastern Finland):
Female labour in early dairy plants in the 19th century in Eastern Finland

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