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Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Swedish Wage-Setting in Change (English)
Abstract [en]

Problem: The Swedish wage-setting has changed since the time for the breakthrough of the industrialism until today. Before that, wages often consisted of perquisites or goods that could be exchanged against other goods. Rural people were often self-sufficient. In some cases the farmer owned the land, in other cases they where tenants. At the time for the breakthrough of industrialism the demand for similar labour were increased. This situation in combination with urbanization leads to an increasing demand for money as means of payment. The wage-setting runs all through the story and is important for the development of a society. The cooperation between employers and employees is important and the institutions is a great part in these game. The question is how the wage-setting has developed from the middle of 19th century until today, and what the most important elements for development are.

Purpose: The purpose with this thesis is to describe the Swedish wagesetting between 1850-2009, from an institutional point of view, and analyse important factors for these changings.

Results: The Swedish wage-setting between 1850-2009 has gone from a situation with pure theory in the middle of the 1900 century, to a more complicated system for wage-setting in the middle of 20th century. After 1970 we can see a development towards the pure theory for wage-setting that is presented by Olivier Blanchard. Some reasons for that is the change from industrial society to service society, women are introduced on the labourmarket, globalization and an increasing competition from other countries outside Europe, and an increased public sector.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Wage-setting, the Swedish model, institutions
National Category
Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20428ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-G--09/00458--SEOAI: diva2:234354
Subject / course
Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration (Kandidatuppsats från Ekonomprogrammet)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2009-09-08 Created: 2009-09-08 Last updated: 2011-07-08Bibliographically approved

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