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Statistical Overview on Germany´s Social Policy since 1945, Issue Germany West.

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Berié, Hermann
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    More than a half century after the Second World War and after the foundation of two German states, in a comprehensive research project the German social policy of that time and the different development of the Federal Republic of Germany and the former German Democratic Republic had been reviewed academically and documented in eleven volumes structured by periods. The editors of study are the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the Federal Archive. The results of the study project “History of Social Policy in Germany since 1945” are published in in eleven volumes with documentation. (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden). The first volume gives an introduction into social policy in Germany since 1945 and explains the period structure of the whole study. The other volumes are structured by periods in the history of social policy. Volume two describes the occupation period, volume three to volume seven are about social policy in the Federal Republic of Germany until 1989, volumes eight to ten describe the development in the German Democratic Republic and volume eleven is about the German reunification and social policy until 1994. In the context of this study Hermann Berié has compiled data of the official statistics about social policy in the Western Zones and in the federal republic of Germany. His compilation was used as a facility by the authors of the study mentioned above. (For volume eight to volume ten see also: Steiner, André, 2006, Statistische Übersichten zur Sozialpolitik in Deutschland seit 1945; Band „Sowjetische Besatzungszone / DDR“; Archiv-Nr.: ZA8416; in histat.) Data tables in HISTAT: In the following you only find a broad content wise structure of the data tables: 00. Basic conditions 01. Labor law 02. Worker protection 03. Labor market policies and unemployment insurance 04. Shared questions of organization and law of social services 05. Assurance for retirement, disability and death 6. Public health and insurance against sickness and in long-term care 07. Insurance 08. Rehabilitation and aids for disabled 09. Assistance / social welfare 10. Policies for families, youth and old people 11. Education policies 12. Compensation for war and dictatorship consequences, social compensation law; Integration and social security for refugees and displaced persons 13. Employment, social integration and social security for 14. Social infrastructure and social services 15. Housing policy 16. Property policy 17. International social policy
Temporal Coverage
  • 1946 / 1998
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 2896
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8580 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Sozialordnung, 1999: Statistische Übersichten zur Sozialpolitik in Deutschland seit 1945, Band West; Verfasser Hermann Berié. Bonn.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2015-05-11

Berié, Hermann (2015): Statistische Übersichten zur Sozialpolitik in Deutschland seit 1945, Band West.. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.