The Appointment of Citizens as ´Kommerzienrat´ in Prussia until 1918

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaudelka-Hanisch, Karin (Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft und Philosophie, Universität Bielefeld)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Collective biographical investigation of a government-approved economic elite, in particular analysis of the decision-making processes and procedures contributing to the constitution of this elite. Topics: Criteria and intention of the award, applicant, award modalities; social structural characteristics of the ´Kommerzienrat´: area of business, geographic distribution, property situation, position in public life, religious affiliation, age, family connections etc.; economic and social consequences of title award.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1900 / 1918
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Sampled Universe
All certifiable appointments
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Appointment files of the Prussian Ministry for business and trade as well as of the Civil-Cabinett, in part also files of subordinate government offices; official statistics.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 950
    Number of Variables: 186
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8045 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23