Textile Work Force during Industrialization

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Borscheid, Peter (Historisches Seminar, Universität Münster)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Investigation of the social situation and social mobility of the work force during industrialization; perspective on family history and life cycles. Topics: Demographic data on head of household (sex, previous and present occupation, position in occupation, place of work and place of residence, factory worker or not, company). Separate for spouses: regional origins, place of residence and place of work, date of birth, date of marriage and death, occupation and place of residence of father, total number of children, number of premarital and extramarital children, children from previous marriages, date of first and last birth, number of still-born and deceased children, age at death, number of children who have emigrated or left home, occupations of sons and sons-in-law and their place of work. Marriage inventory (objects and possessions brought into the marriage) of the spouses, separation inventory (at the death of a spouse), inheritance received and assets paid out to the children.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1810
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
Sampled Universe
Worker families in Wuerttemberg
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Files on inventory and separation.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3000
    Number of Variables: 282
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8016 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Borscheid, Peter: Textilarbeiterschaft in der Industrialisierung: Soziale Lage und Mobilität in Württemberg (19. Jahrhundert). Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta 1978. (Industrielle Welt; Bd. 25).

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23