The Workman’s Insurance Statistics of the German Empire, 1885- 1906

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Klein, Gustav A.
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • History
    • Social welfare policy and systems
  • Abstract

    The study’s topic: Gustav A. Klein compiled the workmen’s insurance statistics by order of the Empire’s insurance company as contribution to the 8th International Workmen’s Insurance Congress in Rom, 1908. The author gathered the statistic by summarizing similar information and by comparisons of factually related themes of the health, accident and disability insurance’s official statistics. The activities of the miners´ association (Knappschaften) as health insurance has been particularly taken into account by the author, because the insurance of the miners corresponds with the health insurance prescribed by the law of the German Empire. The Knappschaften (miner’s associations) were formed in the medieval period to provide sickness, accident, and death benefits for miners. The membership has been expanded to industrial workers. With the passing of the "Law concerning the workers´ statutory health insurance", in the German Reichstag on 15 June 1883 first the statutory health insurance, later the accident insurance, and finally the pension scheme was introduced in Germany by Chancellor Bismarck. The time sequence of the introduction was as follows: 1883 statutory health insurance 1884 accident insurance 1889 statutory pension scheme (originally invalidity and old-age insurance) Time and place of the investigation: The statistics relate to the territory of the German Empire from 1885 to 1906.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1885-01-01 / 1906-12-31
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 413
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8615 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Klein, G.A. (1908), Statistik der Arbeiterversicherung des Deutschen Reichs für die Jahre 1885-1906. Berlin, Behrend & Co. (Datenfile in histat)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 26 | Registration Date: 2015-08-12