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Infant mortality of Sami and settlers in Northern Sweden: the era of colonization 1750–1900

Sköld, Peter; Axelsson, Per; Karlsson, Lena; Smith, Len


UNLABELLED The study deals with infant mortality (IMR) that is one of the most important aspects of indigenous vulnerability. BACKGROUND The Sami are one of very few indigenous peoples with an experience of a positive mortality transition. OBJECTIVE Using unique mortality data from the period 1750-1900 Sami and the colonizers in northern Sweden are compared in order to reveal an eventual infant mortality transition. FINDINGS The results show ethnic differences with the Sami having higher IMR,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-10-27
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Health Action
DOI: 10.3402/gha.v4i0.8441


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