This website offers a brief yet comprehensive look at the history of Norway. The section on Norway from 1814-1905 details the political and economic climate of Norway during Ibsen's writing career.
This transcript of a speech given at a University in British Columbia offers great insights on the status of women's rights were during the time of the first productions of A Doll House. It also offers commentary on each of the characters social standing in the play.
This site is a very detailed page of Norway's economic
history. It explains the country's economic situation post independence
from Denmark up through today's current economic climate.