Gender and Work

The Sources in GaW

There are currently four types of sources in GaW.

The representation of the four types of sources with the material is as follows:

Type of source Number of cases Number of activities Number of words in the source text Numbers of token in the source text
Court record 2 637 12 231 431 341 2 679 262
Account book 345 4 926 26 714 140 459
Diary 34 1 595 21 405 106 060
Petition 58 500 18 876 119 806
Summa 3 074 19 334 498 336

3 045 58

Considered chronologically, two-third of the source texts (calculated according to number of words) are from the 17th century, one-fourth from the 18th century, and slightly less than one-tenth from the 16th century. Of the more than 19 000 sustenance activities that are registered in the database, 56 percent are from the 17th century, 25 percent from the 18th century, and 19 percent from the 16th century.

Read more about the sources in GaW (in Swedish)