IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/sehrxx/v68y2020i1p23-44.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Did industrialisation lead to segregation in cities of the nineteenth century? The case of Uppsala 1880–1900

Author

Listed:
  • Jakob Molinder
  • Martin Söderhäll

Abstract

How did industrialisation affect land use and residential patterns in cities of the nineteenth century? We use census data and GIS mapping techniques to analyse class segregation and changes to the spatial structure using the case of Uppsala, Sweden between 1880 and 1900. We find that there was a clear concentration of business activity in the central district and in proximity to the transportation hubs. Since these activities became more numerous but remained concentrated, they likely increased land values in the central areas of the city, inducing the lowest social classes to locate away from the centre. However, while these households were pushed out, it did not result in the type of class segregation we observe in many twentieth-century cities. Before the widespread use of transport technologies allowing populations to sprawl, city expansion in the type of middle-sized city that we study led instead to increased density and mixed uses in the central areas.

Suggested Citation

  • Jakob Molinder & Martin Söderhäll, 2020. "Did industrialisation lead to segregation in cities of the nineteenth century? The case of Uppsala 1880–1900," Scandinavian Economic History Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 68(1), pages 23-44, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:sehrxx:v:68:y:2020:i:1:p:23-44
    DOI: 10.1080/03585522.2019.1640787
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/03585522.2019.1640787
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:sehrxx:v:68:y:2020:i:1:p:23-44. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Chris Longhurst). General contact details of provider: http://www.tandfonline.com/sehr20 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.