Changes in the social structure of the Swedish-speaking population in Finland, 1950-1970

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Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki , Helsinki
Swedes -- Finland., Finland -- Popula


Finland, Fin

Statementby Karl Johan Miemois.
SeriesResearch reports - Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki ;, no. 19, Research reports (Helsingin yliopisto. Research Group for Comparative Sociology) ;, no. 19.
LC ClassificationsDL1020.S93 M53
The Physical Object
Pagination37 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3917324M
ISBN 109514513746
LC Control Number81483465

The origin of the Swedish-speaking population in the territory that today constitutes Finland was a subject of fierce debate in the early 20th century as a part of the Finland's language strife.

Some Finland-Swede scholars, such as Ralf Saxén, Knut Hugo Pipping and Tor Karsten, used place names in trying to prove that the Swedish settlement Finland:(). Swedish-speaking population of Finland is a term which is now solely used in Folktinget's English-language display page.

Prior this they used only the expression "Swedish-speaking Finn" as we know. In other words, the "Swedish-speaking population of Finland" represent also a. Swedish colonisation of Finland happened during the Northern Crusades from the 12th century until the s. Colonisation focused on Finnish archipelago and some of its coastal regions.

The colonisation led to the beginning of the Swedish-speaking population of settlers were. It has often beeen stated that the Swedish-speaking population in Finland, compared to other linguistic minorities, has achieved a privileged position.

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Historically the Finnish nation-state was born and grew by the efforts of both language groups, and the constitution was influenced by this unity. The geopolitical situation has gained from the fact that the resources of the whole population Cited by: 6.

Bilingualism in Finland. Comparative studies. Data Book on Finland Changes in the Social Structure of the Swedish–Speaking Population in Finland, –70 for that part of the Swedish. The Swedish-speaking Population of Finland According to the Finnish Constitution, Finnish and Swedish are An even greater share is placed in Swedish-speaking schools.

This change is one of the reasons why the population decrease equally to the social and cultural needs of both the Finnish and Swedish-speaking population. This means, for.

The party receives its main electoral support from the Swedish speaking minority, which makes up about % of Finland's population. During its history, the party has suffered slow but steady decline in adherence, following the decline of the percentage of Swedish-speaking population: in it got 12% of national votes, after World War II 7%.

“ Swedish is only there because the oppressive elite back in the day didnt want to lose their oppressive elite status.” Completely incorrect.

Firstly, the ethnic Swedes in Finland have been there since the dawn of time. It’s their home. The fact t. Modernisation of Finland the other hand, social change is a very complex process, which also involves resources and the environment, i.e.

factors men cannot choose. Today, more than ever, history is explained by Another aspect of economic growth has been a change in occupational structure. Economic. There are numerous identity markers related to group images, attitudes, and social structure, which separate the two groups and link Swedish-speaking Finns to Swedes (McRae ;Hedberg ).

Population size prior to may be affected by changes on administrative divisions. source [5] The earliest inhabitants of most of the land area that makes up today's Finland and Scandinavia were in all likehood hunter-gatherers whose closest successors in modern terms would probably be the Sami people (formerly known as the Lapps).

Approximately 87% of Finns speak Finnish as their native language. Approximately 5% of Finns speak Swedish as their native language. When you are considering whether to study Finnish or Swedish, take the language that is spoken in your place of residence and neighbourhood into consideration.

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Up-to-date longitudinal data on social capital and health outcomes are carefully described and reviewed in this book. In Finland, the Swedish-speaking minority is very long-lived and has better.

The Swedish-speaking minority in Finland tends to be in better health than the Finnish-speaking majority [10,40,41], and factors such as social status and social capital have been considered. The Swedish-speaking population of Finland has first lived along the coast in four different regions: in Ostrobothnia (Österbotten / Pohjanmaa in the province Vaasa / Vasa), in the archipelago west of Turku / Åbo and in the city of Turku / Åbo, on the southern coast of Finland and of course on Åland.

This is the population pyramid for Finland. A population pyramid illustrates the age and sex structure of a country's population and may provide insights about political and social stability, as well as economic development. The population is distributed along the horizontal axis, with males shown on the left and females on the right.

The History of Finland begins around 9, BC during the end of the last glacial period. Stone Age cultures were Kunda, Comb Ceramic, Corded Ware, Kiukainen, and Pöljä cultures.

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The Finnish Bronze Age started in approximately 1, BC and the Iron Age started in BC and lasted until 1, AD. Finnish Iron Age cultures can be separated into Finnish proper, Tavastian, and Karelian cultures.

The paper deals with problems of population and social geography of the Swedish speaking population of Finland. In the first section the general characteristics of the Fenno-Swedish population are outlined.

The Fenno-Swedes, numbering about(8 per cent, of the total) are mainly the descendants of Swedish settlers who came. Population Pyramids: Finland - Other indicators visualized on maps: (In English only, for now) Adolescent fertility rate (births per 1, women ages ).

Population changes number of persons by region and sex. Year - Population and population changes in Sweden by sex. Year - Births and deaths per month by sex.

Year - Definitive Population Statistics by sex. Month - Definitive population statistics per. Finns constitute the majority of the citizens of the Republic of Finland, which has a Swedish-speaking minority as well as Saami (Lapp) and Rom (Gypsy) minorities.

While language was a highly divisive issue as late as the s and s, many Finnish speakers now recognize the value of Swedish for communicating with other Nordic countries. A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

ISBN 0 4 E. and Miemois, K.J. () Roots both in the Centre and the Periphery: The Swedish Speaking Population in Finland. University of Helsinki: Research Group for Comparative ‘New social movements and changes in political participation in. in various characteristics of social structure, in attitudinal factors, and in A second structural feature is demographic change.

The most central and the most obvious evidence for "communal" instability in the case of Finland. Finland 93 TABLE 1 Finland's Swedish-Speaking Population, Percentage of Year Numbers total population.

How is the Swedish-speaking population in Finland perceived by whom. By the foreigners in Finland, that would be interesting to know.

I hope to read someone's answer in here. By the Swedish speaking Finns themselves, that'd be interesting to k. The majority of people living in the Republic of Finland consider Finnish as their first language.

According to Statistics Finland, of the country's total population of 5, at the end of% (or 4,) considered Finnish as their native language. [20] It is not known how many of the ethnic Finns living outside Finland speak Finnish as their first language. Finland is an easy country to visit.

Finnish customs and manners are clearly European, with only a few national variations, and attitudes are liberal. There is very little chance of a visitor committing fundamental social gaffes or breaches of etiquette that would fatally damage relations between himself and his hosts.

Figure 1. Age structure of population in and The population pyramid reflects the history of population development during Finland's independence.

Remnants of the small generation left as a legacy from the Civil War can still be seen at the top. culture while rapid changes in the social structure left their traces on oral traditions. While conservative, the Swedish-speaking population was simultaneously innovative as a result of its heterogenous social nature and its physical mobility.

Furthermore, increasing navigation resulted in the introduction of many western novelties. Also. Today, approximately % of the current Finnish population are considered to be Swedish-speaking Finns. This history of Swedish-speaking Finns dates back several centuries to when Finland was under Swedish rule and trade was prominent along the Baltic coast.

In the s, Swede Finns moved to Alaska and beyond. Population policy and social policy ' in Finland 61 3. Population policy as aspect of so-cial policy 62 4. Social policy important in popula- and change in population in — 11 Changes in population of caused by 10 Proportion of Swedish-speaking persons in total population.

Social integration, heterogeneity, and divorce: the case of the Swedish-speaking population in Finland. Acta Sociologica, Vol.

40, No. 3, pp. Oslo, Norway. In Eng. "The study compared marital stability in Finland with focus on the two language groups.Finland has a Swedish-speaking minority that meets the four major criteria of ethnicity, i.e.

self-identification of ethnicity, language, social structure and ancestry (Allardt and Starck, ; Bhopal, ))] They speak distinct dialect s and a standard language that are both called Finland Swedish (Östsvenska mål) and are mutually.The majority of people living in the Republic of Finland consider Finnish as their first language.

According to Statistics Finland, of the country's total population of 5, at the end of% (or 4,) considered Finnish as their native language.

[19] It is not known how many of the ethnic Finns living outside Finland speak Finnish as their first language.