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Offical Employment-Statistic of the former Democratic Republic of Germany (DRG)

Resource Type
  • Fritz, Wolfgang (Statistisches Bundesamt (1992-1996))
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    The author’s aim is to give an overview of the development of the official German statistics and specially the official employment-statistics in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). Data-Sources of the official statistics of the GDR about the occupation has been: - four occupation censes, which has been carried out together with the population census (1950, 1964, 1971, 1981); - special surveys about the occupation carried out by the statistical service of the former GDR; - workplace-statistics and sector-specific reporting including information about employees, done by the SZS; - further statistical reporting by governmental organisations about employment. In order to realise comparability between the official statistics of the former GDR with the official statistics of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), the Federal Statistical Office made substantial conversions and formed new statistical groups respectively (see special tables dealing with backward projection of the GDR-statistics, Table-Part D. and E.). Topics: Subcategorisation of the Study (Tables of the ZA-Database HISTAT): Some Data of the GDR-employment-statistics: I. The official employment statistics of the GDR: A. Employed persons and population B. Employees and apprentices by occupational status C. Employees by economic sectors II. Making the former GDR’s labour force statistics comparable with the labour force statistics of the former Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) D. Federal Statistical Office, Wiesbaden: Some Information of backward projection of the GDR’s labour force statistics into FRG-classification („ Systematics of economic sectors“, Issue 1979 (WZ)“) III. Selected Information of population and occupation census (1950, 1964, 1971, 1981), according to the systematics of the Federal Statistics. E. Federal Statistical Office, Wiesbaden: Employees of the former GDR by population and occupation census (conversion 1964, 1971, 1981) according to („ Systematics of economic sectors“, Issue 1979 (WZ)“)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1949 / 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    German Democratic Republic, 1949 to 1989
Collection Mode
  • Official Statistics of the GDR and of FRG
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 44
    Number of Variables: 1219
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8078 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Fritz, Wolfgang: unveröffentlichte Exemplare zu: ´Amtliche Statistik in der DDR´ - Die amtliche Erwerbsstatistik in der DDR - Chronik der amtlichen Erwerbsstatistik in Deutschland - Anhang 1: Erhebungsbogen - Anhang 2: Definitionen - Anhang 3: Schlüssel der Eigentumsformen - Anhang 6: Systematik der Volkswirtschaftszweige (Ausgabe 1985) - Anhang 7: Verbindungsschlüssel zwischen Tätigkeitssytematik und Tätigkeitsgruppen (THG) - Anhang 8: Rechenbereiche der Volkswirtschaftlichen Gesamtrechnung (BRD) und die sie dominierenden Wirtschaftszweige (DDR)
  • Statistisches Bundesamt Wiesbaden: ´Besonderheiten der amtlichen Statistik in der ehemaligen DDR´, Sonderdruck aus WIRTSCHAFT UND STATISTIK 1/2000. Beilage zu Heft 34: DDR-Statistik Grundlagen, Methoden und Organistation der amtlichen Statistik in der DDR 1949-1990.
  • Fritz, Wolfgang: Historie der amtlichen Statistiken der Erwerbstätigkeit in Deutschland. In: Historical Social Research, HSR - Supplement No.13, Köln, 2001.
  • Statistisches Bundesamt (Hrsg.): Erwerbstätige 1950 bis 1989, Sonderreihe mit Beiträgen für das Gebiet der ehemaligen DDR, Heft 14, Wiesbaden, 1994.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 79 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Fritz, Wolfgang (2000): Amtliche Statistik der Erwerbstätigkeit in der DDR. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.