Centre for Economic Demography

Lund University School of Economics and Management

The Scanian Economic Demographic Database turns 40!


Location: Arkivcentrum Syd, Porfyrvägen 20, Lund.
The event will be given in Swedish.

In 1983, a collaboration between the Department of Economic History at Lund University and the Regional Archives in Lund was commenced with the purpose of collecting demographic data from church registers. This collaboration was the foundation of the Scanian Demographic Database, later the Scanian Economic Demographic Database (SEDD), which today embraces more than 200 000 individuals spanning the period 1650-1968. The database has enabled a large amount of research work and is still essential for much of the research that is produced at the Centre for Economic Demography at Lund University. The SEDD is also part of the national research infrastructure SwedPop.


  • Den demografiska databasens betydelse för Landsarkivet i Lund [The significance of the demographic database for the Regional Archives in Lund]
    Göran Kristiansson, Head of unit, unit Göteborg-Lund, Riksarkivet
  • Hur Skånes demografiska databas kom till och utvecklades [How the Scanian Economic Demographic Database was formed and developed]
    Tommy Bengtsson, Professor in Economic history and demography at LUSEM, Initiator of SEDD
  • Vad har vi lärt oss av Landskronaprojektet? [What have we learned from the Landskrona project?]
    Martin Dribe, Professor in Economic history and director of Centre for Economic Demography, LUSEM
  • Det första svenska barnbidraget: Landskrona 1938-1947 [The first Swedish child benefit: Landskrona 1938-1947]
    Louise Cormack, PhD student in i Economic history, LUSEM
  • Folkpensionärer i Landskrona 1914-1936 [Old-age pensioners in Landskrona 1914-1936]
    Helene Castenbrandt, Associate professor in Economic history, LUSEM

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14 December 2023


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