Centre for Economic Demography

Lund University School of Economics and Management

SEDD Public Access

Welcome to SEDD Extraction

SEDD Public Access Extration

Data from the Scanian Economic Demographic Database is freely available for research. The dataset is a longitudinal economic and demographic dataset containing all individuals living in five parishes in southern Sweden for the period after c. 1815. Different versions of the data are numbered (version 2.0 etc) and reference should be made to the version used. Data younger than 100 years are subject to legal restrictions and require a special application and vetting process. 

The data has been collected, digitized and developed during several decades and the work has been financed by the Lund University, the Swedish Foundation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) and the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). In order for us to report on the use of the data we need basic information on users and purposes.

Thus, in order to access data you need to send an e-mail request to The request should contain your name, title, affiliation and a short abstract describing for what you intend to use the data (c. 50-100 words). In return you will receive the full dataset in text-format, the variable list, and some general information concerning the use of the data. We also provide STATA do-files to facilitate the use of the SEDD-data. The size of the zip-file is around 35 MB. Requests for the restricted data (younger than 100 years) can also be made here.

Terms and conditions for the use of the data can be found below.

All use of the data should include the version-specific reference provided (e.g. Bengtsson, Tommy, Dribe, Martin, Quaranta, Luciana and Svensson, Patrick. (YEAR) The Scanian Economic Demographic Database, Version X.Y (Machine-readable database). Lund: Lund University, Centre for Economic Demography).

List of variables

Terms and conditions