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Structure Change of the Family in Austria since the 17th Century

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Mitterauer, Michael (Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien)
  • Schmidtbauer, Peter (Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien)
  • Ehmer, Josef (Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien)
  • Sieder, Reinhard (Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Wien)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Analysis of changes of family structures before and during the phase of industrialization. Topics: a) Personal information: municipality, survey year, building and residence number, role in household, sex, marital status, age, age difference from head of household, family relation, general, special and other role, occupation, status in profession, position outside of profession, origins. b) Household-specific: number of persons, male and female heads of household, number of children, relatives, non-birth children and those of servants; information on head of household: sex, age, occupation, status in profession, position outside of profession, origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1632 / 1947
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria (AT)
  • Austria (1806-1918) (AAAT)
Sampled Universe
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Church registers of souls (libri status animarium), lists of births, marriages and deaths, census materials, conscriptions.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 116907
    Number of Variables: 51
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8022 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Ehmer, Josef; Sieder, Reinhard: Familie im sozialen Wandel: Bericht über ein historischsoziologisches Forschungsprojekt an der Universität Wien. In: Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung, 4, 1979, Nr. 12, S. 23-38.
  • Mitterauer, Michael: Familiengröße - Familientypen - Familienzyklus: Probleme quantitativer Auswertung von österreichischem Quellenmaterial. In: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 1, 1975, S. 226-255.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Mitterauer, Michael; Schmidtbauer, Peter; Ehmer, Josef; Sieder, Reinhard (1990): Strukturwandel der Familie in Österreich seit dem 17. Jahrhundert. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.