Maria Ågren (ed.), Making a Living, Making a Difference: Gender and Work in Early Modern European Society

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    Abstract

    The findings of this multi‐authored book are based on the Gender and Work (GaW) dataset, which comprises 16,182 references to work extracted from court records, accounts, petitions and diaries using a ‘verb‐oriented method’. The authors divided the data into sixteen categories and used it to examine how people made their livings in Sweden between 1550 and 1799. The range of tasks undertaken was wide, and considerable overlap existed between what women and men did. Marital status was a major determinant of what work people performed, especially for women, and households rested on a ‘two‐supported model’ in which both spouses worked, yet it was teams not households which structured much work, and both gender and age impacted on how individuals generated income and managed resources.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)296-297
    Number of pages2
    JournalGender and History
    Volume30
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2018

    Keywords

    • Gender
    • Work
    • Early Modern European Society

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