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Carlschule Students Height Measurements, 1771-1793

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Komlos, John (University of Pittsburgh)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
body height; boys; demographic characteristics; eighteenth century; historical data; occupations; siblings
  • Abstract

    This data collection tracks the height of boys at the Carlschule in Stuttgart, Germany. Information includes a student identification number, name, social status, father's profession, occupation of the student after he left school, place of birth, month of last measurement, year of last measurement, height measured in feet to the nearest quarter of an inch, month of enrollment, year of enrollment, age at enrollment, tuition paid per annum, whether any brothers were enrolled, and identification numbers of up to three brothers enrolled at the Carlschule.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Wave I Rectangular Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1771 / 1793
    Time period: 1771--1793
  • Collection date: 1986
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Students registered at the Carlschule in Stuttgart, Germany.
Collection Mode
  • Although there is a unique identification number for each student in the dataset, the number of records corresponding to the same identification number varies. Each record represents a student's height measurement for a particular date. Records with the same student identification number are grouped consecutively.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9720 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09720.v1
  • Komlos, John. The growth of boys in the Stuttgart Carlschule, 1771-1793. Annals of Human Biology.19, (2), 139-152.1992.
    • ID: 10.1080/03014469200002022 (DOI)
  • Komlos, John. Height and social status in eighteenth-century Germany. Journal of Interdisciplinary History.20, (4), 607-621.1990.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Komlos, John (1992): Carlschule Students Height Measurements, 1771-1793. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.