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By Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux, A Fauve-Chamoux

Efore the Servant undertaking all started its actions, at the initiative of the editor of this e-book, the long run background of family carrier used to be nonetheless in its starting level. This quantity is the 1st wide-ranging try and be sure the position of family staff either in previous and current occasions. household provider was once of significant value within the multi-secular technique of urbanization and socio-economic improvement of ecu societies. at the present time, household staff (mainly girls) characterize an incredible component to overseas labour migrations to Western international locations. rather than disappearing, as anticipated for a very long time, paid household paintings is presently experiencing a type of «resurgence». The contributions assembled during this quantity learn the location of family employees, and give a contribution to enhance wisdom bearing on their person features (gender, ethnic workforce, religion), beginning, motivation and cultural id, dating with their very own households and people of the employers. additional themes are connections with the house kingdom and position of vacation spot, criminal prestige, rights and tasks, so that it will comprehend the present globalization of household paintings.

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The amounts and distribution of food items are roughly on line with Hannerberg's calculations for seventeenth century agrarian communities in Sweden. While older estimates and calculations assumed 2-3 barrels of 25 Lennart Jorberg, A history of prices in Sweden 1732-1914, Lund, Gleerup, 1972. Migration and Assimilation in a New Environment Beatrice Moring 62 nsumption of an adult man in seventeenth century Stockholm was about I c litres a day. 27 In this context it should be pointed out that the alcohol content of the beer was not particularly high at this time.

The inventories give us a chance of studying not only how much money the migrants had accumulated but also what kind of houses they had and the location of these houses, the contents of their homes in the form of pre. cious metals, furniture, clothes, bedding, animals etc. We can also see the differences in chances to accumulate property according to social groups. Male Occupations A study of the male occupations of the migrants shows a considerable diversity, however the men of marrying age do show a preference for maritime occupations and carpentry.

In medieval times this guild had managed to gain monopoly on fishing and fish trading within the town gates. During the following centuries the situation became more complicated and the guild-members started buying in fish along the Swedish and Finnish coast, transporting it alive in special vessels for marketing. The trading took place in specified ports along the coast continuously used by the guild. 2 The contacts were there and the town might have had a certain attraction for young people, particularly for those who did not envisage their chances of succession to a farm being very great.

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