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Life Expectancy in Germany, Norway and Sweden in the 19th and 20th Century

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Imhof, Arthur E.
Publication Date
1998
Contributor
  • A.E. Imhof (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    In this study human life expectancy, which since the start of the 18th century has continually increased, is investigated in comparative perspective in Germany, Sweden and Norway. Topics: Regional as well as national data sets on population structure and the development of mortality. The following table overview represents a cutout from the study´s archived total stocks. The complete data stock contains not only time-series data. These complete data are available by GESIS Data Archive on request. Topics of Data-Tables with Time-Series (offered by the Downloadsystem HISTAT): I (risk) population by generations II (risk) population by periods III probability of dying by generations IV probability of dying by periods V life expectancy by generations VI life expectancy by periods Systematics within the tables (Consecutively Numbering) 1. Place: Letter indicating the region: A. Germany (German Reich)/FRG B. Germany (German Reich)/GDR C. governmental district Aurich/Lower Saxony D. governmental district Kassel/Hessen E. governmental district Minden/North Rhine-Westphalia F. governmental district Trier/Saarland H. Herrenberg/South West Germany (Südwestdeuschland) N. Norway S. Sweden 2. Place: Number for the table´s subject (variable) 1. (risk) population (P´ x) 3. Probability of dying (qx) 5. Life expectancy (ex) 3. Place: Letter for the type of table (meaning of the annual details) P. period table G. generation table
Temporal Coverage
  • 1700 / 1985
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
  • Sweden (SE)
    regions Sundsvall and Skelleftea
  • Norway (NO)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
  • Germany according to respective then current territory status (regional data from Aurich, Lower Saxony, Kassel, Hesse, Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Trier, Saarland, Herrenberg).
Collection Mode
  • Official Statistics, Census-Data, Church-Registers, Data of Civil Registry Offices.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 20
    Number of Variables: 1303
Note
See also ZA-Study 8066: Expectancy of life in Germany, 1700 to 1890.
Availability
Download
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8086 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Imhof, Arthur E. (Hrsg.): Leben wir zu lange? Die Zunahme unserer Lebensspanne seit 300 Jahren - und die Folgen. Beiträge eines Symposiums vom 27.-29. November 1991 an der Freien Universität Berlin. Köln, Weimar, Wien: Böhlau 1992.
  • Imhof, Arthur E., Weinknecht, R. (Hrsg.): Erfüllt leben - in Gelassenheit sterben. Geschichte und Gegenwart. Beiträge eines interdisziplinären Symposiums vom 23.-25. November 1993 an der Freien Universität Berlin. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 1994.
  • Imhof, Arthur E. (Hrsg.): Lebenserwartungen in Deutschland, Norwegen und Schweden im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Berlin: Akademie Verlag 1994.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 9 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Imhof, Arthur E. (1998): Lebenserwartung in Deutschland, Norwegen und Schweden im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert.. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8086