SwedPop is a national research infrastructure with harmonized individual-level, life-course, cross-sectional and panel data, covering large populations and a variety of social and geographical settings over long time periods. Data in SwedPop covers large parts of the Swedish 19th and 20th century population, including the largest cities Stockholm and Gothenburg, with a large number of demographic and socio-economic variables. Fully developed the infrastructure will offer access to linked life-course data for c. 3.5 million individuals from the 17th to the 20th centuries in selected regions, full-count national censuses and death records from 1860-2019.
Data is collected from five of the most important historical population databases in Sweden: POPUM-POPLINK at the Demographic Data Base, Umeå University, SEDD at the Centre for Economic Demography, Lund University, SweCens at the Swedish National Archives, the Stockholm Roteman database at Stockholm City Archives and the Gothenburg Population Panel (GOPP) developed at the Department for Economy and Society, Gothenburg University.
SwedPop is developed with support from the Swedish Research Council (VR), Umeå, Lund and Gothenburg Universities, the Swedish National Archives and Stockholm City Archives. The coordination and harmonization of data in SwedPop has significant benefits for research: It improves the quality and comparability of the data, increases the spatial coverage, creates new prospects of longitudinal and multigenerational research, and bridges the gap between historical and modern population registers.