Skip to main content
SLU publication database (SLUpub)

Research article2013Peer reviewedOpen access

Harvesting and silvicultural activities in Swedish family forestry - behavior changes from a gender perspective

Lidestav, Gun; Berg Lejon, Solveig


Previous reports indicating that forest properties owned by women were less extensively managed than those owned by men were partly attributed to women not having been fully socialized into family forestry. It was assumed that this gap would have been reduced by targeted actions undertaken over the last 1015 years with the aim of increasing women's interest in and knowledge of forestry, and strengthening their selfidentification as forest owners. To examine this assumption, the management behaviors of male and female forest owners in 20032006 were analyzed and compared to results for 19921994. The data were obtained from the Data Base for Forest Owner Analysis and concerned almost 9000 forest management units. Although harvesting and silvicultural activities increased on both male- and female-owned properties over time, the gap between male and female owners did not diminish as expected.


Data Base for Forest Owner Analysis; forest management; gender; regression model; targeted actions

Published in

Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research
2013, Volume: 28, number: 2, pages: 136-142

      SLU Authors

    • Sustainable Development Goals

      SDG5 Gender equality

      UKÄ Subject classification

      Forest Science
      Gender Studies

      Publication identifier


      Permanent link to this page (URI)