This is written in the English Wikipedia article for "Madicken": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madicken
Du är inte klok Madicken is about a 7-year-old middle class girl, during World War I.
Is this really accurate? I've just rewatched both movies and she seems like pretty clear-cut upper-class to me.
I'm not sure if the article was written by a non-Swede, thus having a very different idea of what "middle class" means, or if this is due to this being set in Sweden during the first world war, when maybe "middle class" meant something different.
To me, they seem like a very rich family. They live in a big house, have a live-in maid, a different lady from the lower class comes over regularly to clean and do laundry, both the wife and husband are very "proper", the husband runs the local newspaper and has a respected position in the town, they are seen buying a new invention (vacuum cleaner), attending fancy parties with the elite, etc. This doesn't sound like "middle class" to me.
In contrast, they have friends nearby who live in basically a little hut, who I would really consider "lower class" or "poor". I have trouble thinking of anyone who is in between these two extremes in that town, at least whose home we get to see in the movies.
Was "upper class" reserved for the ultra-rich and royalty or something? Maybe they are "upper middle class", then?