Insurance claims of two friendly societies in Gothenburg, 1890-1960

Presentation by Helene Castenbrandt, postdoctoral fellow, Copenhagen Centre for Health Research in the Humanities (CoRe) and BioHistory Group, Saxo Institute.

Helene Castenbrandt studies morbidity by looking at sickness claims from two Swedish sickness funds during the period 1892-1954. She focuses on individual sickness experiences during working life. Material from the sickness funds include membership data and information about the sickness benefits applied for by each member. All together data from approximately 3.000 male and female members have been collected.

In this presentation Helene Castenbrandt will present some general information on the material and preliminary findings on sickness claims looking at age and gender differences as well as changes over time.

All interested are welcome.