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Secular Trends of the German Economy

Resource Type
  • Metz, Rainer (Zentralarchiv für Emprische Sozialforschung an der Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    The study deals with the reconstruction of German secular economic trends associated with a data-compilation of historical time series concerning the economic development. Index of tables in HISTAT (On-line Database ´Historical Statistics´): - Population Development in Germany (1200-2002) - Emigration from Germany (1820-2002) - Live Birth and deceased per 1000 Inhabitants in Germany (1820-2000) - Life expectancy of men and women in Germany (1871- 2001) - Expansion rate of real GDP per capita of the population - Real GDP per capita of population in Germany (1850-2002) - Expansion rate of real GDP per capita of population in Germany (1851-2002) - Hectare-output of wheat and rye in Germany (1850-2000) - Gross-Value-Added of Primary Sector in comparison to the entire national economy (1850-2002) - Percental share of Gross-Value-Added of Primary Sector in the entire Gross-Value-Added of national economy (1850 -2002) - Price index of living costs and actual earnings in England (1264-1953) - Employees in Germany (1800-2003) - Average hours of work on a weekly basis in mining, industry and handcraft (1850-2002) - Overall fulfilled hours of work in Germany (1850-2003) - GDP per Capita, volume of work and average hours of work per week(1850-2002) - Index of real wages in Germany (1810-2002) - Unemployment rate in Germany (1887-2002) - Percentage of employees in primary, secondary and tertiary sector of total employment (1800-2003) - Capital stock in Germany (1850-2000) - Netinvestment in Germany (1850-2002) - Netinvestment rate in Germany (1850-2003) - Index of capital intensity and of labour productivity (GDP per capita) in Germany (1850-2001) - Return on capital in Germany (1850-1998) - Capital ratio in Germany (1850-2000) - Total Factorproductivity in Germany (1870-1999) - Education rates in Germany and in USA (1870-1992) - Number of grants in Germany (1812-2003) and in USA (1791-2000)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1200 / 2003
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
  • Germany (DE)
Collection Mode
  • Selected scientific publications. Publications of official statistics.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 802
    Number of Variables: 85
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8179 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Metz, Rainer: Säkulare Trends der deutschen Wirtschaft. In: North, Michael (Hrsg.): Deutsche Wirtschaftsgeschichte – ein Jahrtausend im Überblick. München: C.H. Beck, 2005.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 74 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Metz, Rainer (2005): Säkulare Trends der deutschen Wirtschaft. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.