Lena Sommestad

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Lena Sommestad

Lena Sommestad (born 3 April 1957 in Börje, Uppsala Municipality) is a Swedish Social Democratic politician and economic historian. She was Minister for the Environment in the Ministry of Sustainable Development in the Cabinet of Göran Persson from 2002-2006.

Sommestad studied social sciences at Uppsala University and received a PhD degree in 1992. From 1998 to 2002 she was the managing director of the Swedish Institute for Futures Studies (Institutet för framtidsstudier). She had not held a politically elected office before Prime Minister Göran Persson made her Minister for the Environment in 2002.

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  • "Sågverksarbetarna i strukturomvandlingen: hur arbetsstyrkan vid Söderhamns och Söderalas exportsågverk förändrades till storlek och sammansättning under mellankrigstiden" - 1983.
  • "Från mejerska till mejerist: en studie av mejeriyrkets maskuliniseringsprocess" - 1992.
  • "Rethinking gender and work: rural women in the Western world" - 1995 Gender & Society no. 1.
  • "Welfare state attitudes to the male breadwinning system: the United States and Sweden in comparative perspective" - 1997 International review of social history no. 5.
  • "Kvinnor mot kvinnor: om systerskapets svårigheter" - 1999 Redaktör tillsammans with Christina Florin and Ulla Wikander.
  • Befolkning och Välfärd—Demografiska förutsättningar för framtidens välfärdspolitik. Institutet för framtidsstudier 2002, editor.
  • "The hidden pulse of history", Scandinavian Journal of History, 25, pp. 131-146 - with Bo Malmberg.

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