The Potsdam Grievance Statistic File (PGSF)
- Krawietz, Marian (Universität Potsdam)
- Kohler, Ulrich (Universität Potsdam)
- Class, Fabian (Universität Potsdam)
- Albrecht, Sophia (Universität Potsdam)
- Principal investigators Data collection was financed by the DFG-Project ´Spontanous Revolution or long term´ (KO 2293/01). (Data Collector)
- Government, Political System
- Society, Culture
- Historical Social Research
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Society and culture
- Government, political systems and organisation
AbstractThe Potsdam Grievance Statistics File (PGSF) is a historical data collection of complaints, so-called Eingaben, made in the GDR. Eingaben were formulated verbally or in written form by GDR citizens and addressed to the GDR's authorities. The state counted and categorized these grievances and compiled grievance statistics. The PGSF comprises grievance statistics for the period 1970--1989. The data set is based on a probability sample of counties that existed in 1990. In addition, the PGSF contains a convenience sample of counties for 1970-1989.
2015-03-02 / 2015-04-30additional fieldwork unsystematically until Spring 2016
German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Content Coding Aggregation In the course of the fieldwork archival materials were collected from various East German state, county and city archives. The materials were digitized and then transferred into a data set, the PGSF. Fieldwork took place mainly in March and April 2015.
Number of Variables:
- ZA6413 (Type: ZA-No.)
Is new version of
Class, Fabian; Kohler, Ulrich; Krawietz, Marian (2017): The Potsdam Grievance Statistics File. New Data on Quality of Life and Political Participation for the German Democratic Republic 1970–1989, in: Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History.
Krawietz, Marian; Kohler, Ulrich; Class, Fabian; Albrecht, Sophia (2017): Der Potsdamer Datensatz der Eingabestatistiken - The Potsdam Grievance Statistics File (PGSF) - Codebuch und Methodenbericht. Köln: Gesis Datenarchiv.
Update Metadata: 2020-10-13 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2018-02-26