Rose-Marie's parents and greatparents was "statare", that is agricultural labourer receiving allowance (payment) in kind near Lidköping. The system with "statare" was used at big farms in southern and middle Sweden, a system that nearly meant slavery and is something to be ashamed of for Swedes. It was not abolished until 1944 after a long struggle by the workers union and as a result of novels written by authors having been born into this way of living: Ivar Lo-Johansson, Moa Martinsson and Jan Fridegård. According to Julius Ejdenstam some masters did abuse the female workes and the young girls sexually and that without any real fear of punishment.
As these workers did not get payed with money they very often were in debt in the local shop which normally was owned by the master. This meant that they could not move to a better working place; the Swedish Wikipedia states that they nearly lived in bondage. In the Swedish farming areas shops were far between and the spare time non existent for agricultural workers.
If this kind of agricultural workers (statare) joined the Labour Movement their masters often evicted the whole family, as their dwelling was part of the payment.
This system with "statare" was never used in the northern part (Norrland), but the conditions was not much better for workers in the metal- och paperindustries that flourished in Norrland.
*De fattigas Sverige. Julius Ejdenstam. Raben & Sjögren, Stockholm 1969.