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 2 866 13 470 449 073 2 780 839
Accounts 639 5 804 37 383 182 048
Diary 37 1 646 23 935 116 678
Petition 58 500 18 876 119 806
Registers 19 458 7 867 39 601
Summa 3 619 21 878 537 134 3 238 972

Considered chronologically, about 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 21 500 sustenance activities that are published in the database, 51 percent are from the 17th century, 32 percent from the 18th century, and 17 percent from the 16th century.

Read more about the sources in GaW (in Swedish)