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Responsibility, trust and gender in the economic decision-making of peasant households: enclosure in Southwest Finland 1760-1820

Julkaisun tekijät: Laine Kirsi


Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Journal: Scandinavian Economic History Review

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: SCANDINAVIAN ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW

Lehden akronyymi: SCAND ECON HIST REV

Sivujen määrä: 14

ISSN: 0358-5522



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This article studies gender roles in the economic decision-making of peasant farms in Southwest Finland in the late eighteenth century and the early nineteenth century. This is a new perspective on enclosure and a new context to study gender roles in economic matters. Decisions concerning enclosure were primarily made by male household heads. Exceptions to the decision-making norm open up a perspective onto a more detailed picture of gendered responsibility in economic matters in peasant households. The results show that the responsibility of a male head of a household for making decisions regarding the land was binding. Whereas men used representatives in extremely exceptional circumstances only, a half of the female household heads used a representative at least at some point. Both men and women primarily trusted the younger generation when it came to choosing representatives. Women attended enclosure meetings rarely, but when they did, their participation was not questioned. Women acted just like other stakeholders at the meeting.

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