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The dataset contains all work stoppages by location and year. It has been harmonized using different sources as far as possible. In a few instances, it has not been possible to identify places in the source data (either because we could not locate the place or because the work stoppage took place at an imprecise location). In these cases, the location is coded as either not found (N=31) or imprecise (N=89).
Each observation (row) in this dataset corresponds to a place in a given year.
Note that this dataset summarizes strikes and lockouts by year and location 1859-1938. Thus strikes and lockouts are aggregated into “work stoppages”. The user should be aware the vast majority of work stoppages were strikes. For the periods 1895-1902 and 1903-1927, more detailed data (that distinguish between strikes and lockouts and describe the events in terms of participants, start and end dates, outcome etc) can be obtained from Svensk nationell datatjänst (see reference below). Note also that no work stoppages were recorded to have taken place between 1859 and 1863. The user is advised to read the publications mentioned below to get an understanding of the nature and limitations of the data.