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Kokonstanten : kor och smådjur som kapital och inkomster i tidigmodern hushållsekonomi

Larsson, Jesper (2021). Kokonstanten : kor och smådjur som kapital och inkomster i tidigmodern hushållsekonomi. I/In: Nötkreatur i Sverige: kulturhistoriska och samtida perspektiv. Sid./p. 41-58. Institutet för språk och folkminnen
ISBN 978-91-86959-70-8
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Authors/Creators:Larsson, Jesper
Title:Kokonstanten : kor och smådjur som kapital och inkomster i tidigmodern hushållsekonomi
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Livestock were a necessity for life and had a versatile use both alive and dead: milk, meat, hides, manure and so on. They were also important as they contributed to a household’s economy as capital, to build a household’s wealth, and as income to give a “flow” in the economy. Examples from pastoralism and transhumance are used to show the importance of animals to build capital and give income and is used as a backdrop to a discussion about early modern Sweden. In the transhumance system (fäbodar) that emerged, cows were important as capital and small stock as income. Increased market integration resulted in a large increase in small stock while the number of cows were stable at the household level. Using a modern concept, mental accounting, the article concludes that early modern peasants put cow, goats and sheep in different slots in their “wallet”<br></p>

Year of publishing :2021
Page range:41-58
Number of Pages:18
Publisher:Institutet för språk och folkminnen
ISBN for printed version:978-91-86959-70-8
Language:Swedish
Publication Type:Book Chapter
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economic History
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
Keywords:cattle, small stock, early modern, household, capital, income
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-109210
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-109210
ID Code:21263
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
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Deposited On:18 Jan 2021 13:43
Metadata Last Modified:18 Feb 2021 15:27

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