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International Workbook: Centre-Periphery Structures in Europe (Switzerland)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Aarebrot, Frank H. (Department of Comparitive Politics, University of Bergen)
  • Malaba, Pamela (Department of Social Science and Development, University of Bergen)
  • Rokkan, Stein (Department of Political Science, University of Bergen)
  • Sande, Terje (Department of Social Science and Development, University of Bergen)
  • Urwin, Derek (University of Warwick, Coventry)
Publication Date
  • By the above-named principal investigators (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Demography and population
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Elections
  • Abstract

    Aggregate data from the areas of economy, culture, administration and population-statistical data. Topics: for the reference time interval of 1900 to 1970 in steps of 10 years the following was surveyed: cultivated land in hectares; population density; percentage of population in cities; total population; number of households; migrations (beginning with 1888); total Swiss population; married men over 20 years; population according to age classes; birth rate; country of origin of immigrants; native language; religious affiliation; identification numbers of employed population classified according to area of business; number of businesses; number of factory workers; electricity consumption; infant mortality (likewise since 1888); number of doctors; data on the education system; number of schoolchildren; public expenditures; tax revenue; number of imprisonments; election abstentions; vote proportions of parties; seat distribution in Canton Council; distance in kilometers to canton capital; size of area.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1888 / 1970
Geographic Coverage
  • Switzerland (CH)
Sampled Universe
Sample of aggregate data from official statistical publications and records at the level of the cantons
Collection Mode
  • Aggregate data
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 25
    Number of Variables: 473
All of the data accompanying the Workbook of the same name is archived under ZA Study Nos. 1411 to 1414.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1414 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Rokkan, Stein; Urwin, Derek; Aarebrot, Frank H.; Malaba, Pamela; Sande, Terje: Centre-Periphery Structures in Europe: An ISSC Workbook in Comparative Analysis. Frankfurt: Campus 1987. (Beiträge zur empirischen Sozialforschung)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 242 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Aarebrot, Frank H.; Malaba, Pamela; Rokkan, Stein; Sande, Terje; Urwin, Derek (1984): International Workbook: Centre-Periphery Structures in Europe (Switzerland). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.