Regional Disparities of Wages and domestic migration in the German Reich

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kiesewetter, Hubert
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    This study emerged in the context of a research project on “historical regional research” carried out between 1981 and 1985 at the central institute for social science research at the Free University of Berlin. It was financed by the free university of Berlin. The members of the research group were social and economic historians from different subject areas at the Free University of Berlin. They all shared the interest for a comparison of historical regions in Germany in the 19th and 20th century. In the opinion of the researchers this comparison was very suitable for the explanation of certain economic development and social movements because it gives a better impression of the importance of conditions and barriers in the different regions compared to the analysis of individual regions. Register of tables in HISTAT: A. Basic economic conditions A.1 Workers and relatives by economic sectors in the German Reich (1882-1907) A.2 Workers in mining, industry and crafts in the German Reich by industry (1875-1913) A.3 Population movement in the German Reich (1870-1914) A.4 Population growth in the Prussian provinces and in larger states of the German Reich (1871-1910) B. Development of wages B1. Annual nominal average wages in some German regions after Rüdiger Hohls (1891-1914) B.2 Companies, workers and wages by regions and trade associations (1885-1913)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1870 / 1914
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Official communications of the Reich´s insurance office, scientific publications and own computations.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 24
    Number of Variables: 375
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8215 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kiesewetter, Hubert: Regionale Lohndisparitäten und innerdeutsche Wanderungen im Kaiserreich. In: Bergmann/Brockstedt et al.: Regionen im historischen Vergleich. Studien zu Deutschland im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Schriften des Zentralinstituts für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung der Freien Universität Berlin, Band 55. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag 1989.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23