The Workers of the Machine Factory Esslingen. Research on the Situation of the Work Force in the 19th Century

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Schomerus, Heilwig (Institut für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Universität Heidelberg)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Investigations on the social situation of the work force; interactions between qualification, job, life cycle income curve and social conduct and status outside of work; differentiation and leveling processes of the social structure. Topics: Demographic data of head of household: name, occupation, date of birth, place of residence and job. Demographic data of parents: names, occupations, place of residence. Date of marriage and as appropriate name and birth dates of children. Initial inventory (items brought into marriage and other possessions) of the spouses; separation inventory (at death of one spouse).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1846
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
    Esslingen (Wuerttemberg)
Sampled Universe
Workers of the Machine Factory Esslingen
Sampling Procedure Comment: Conscious sample
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Personnel books of the Machine Factory Esslingen, inventories and separations.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3000
    Number of Variables: 300
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8035 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schomerus, Heilwig: Die Arbeiter der Maschinenfabrik Esslingen: Forschungen zur Lage der Arbeiterschaft im 19. Jahrhundert. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta 1977. (Industrielle Welt; Bd. 24).

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