IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/hhs/cesisp/0133.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Rational Solution to the Laundry Issue: Policy and Research for Day-to-Day Life in the Welfare State

Author

Listed:
  • Rosén, Ulla

    () (Växjö University)

Abstract

The majority of laundry work in Swedish households was carried out by hand, with no technical aids, until the middle of the 20th century. In 1948, less than one per cent of households had their own revolutionary process resulted in the apartment house laundry rooms that are unique to Sweden. washing machine. Thirty years later, this figure had risen to approximately 75%, and 90% of the population had access to a washing machine in various kinds of collective laundry room. The process was implemented through a number of interested parties, of which, apart from women’s representatives, the Swedish state was one of the more driving forces; representatives of industry and the academic world were also involved. This article analyses the collaboration between the interested parties on this issue.

Suggested Citation

  • Rosén, Ulla, 2008. "Rational Solution to the Laundry Issue: Policy and Research for Day-to-Day Life in the Welfare State," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 133, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:cesisp:0133
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://static.sys.kth.se/itm/wp/cesis/cesiswp133.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    technology introduction; collaboration; technology transfer; government collaboration;

    JEL classification:

    • N00 - Economic History - - General - - - General
    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    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:hhs:cesisp:0133. 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: (Vardan Hovsepyan). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/cekthse.html .

    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.