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The Development of the Educational System in Germany: Comprehensive Schools 1960–2000

Resource Type
  • Franzmann, Gabriele (Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    This data collection aims at providing long series on different sections of the German educational system. For this purpose, special data have been compiled, mainly from the fields of primary and secondary schools, vocational education, universities, the population, and selected key figures. These time series refer exclusively to data on the national level. Consequently, no data series referring to the German Länder have been itemised within the scope of this compilation. Hereby the official educational statistics by the Federal Statistical Office (Statistisches Bundesamt) serve as a main source, providing continuous data collections and regular reporting on a long-term basis. These educational statistics, however, were set up as recently as in the 1950s, so that the data series primarily refer to the period between 1960 and 2000. The accession of the German Democratic Republic to the Federal Republic of Germany in October 1990 is reflected in the data series by a distinct break between 1989 and 1990. From 1960–1990 (and partly until 1991), the respective values refer to the area of the Old West German states. From 1991 on, the reporting extends to the Old and the New German Länder, i.e. to the whole of Germany. Factual classification of the tables in HISTAT: A Comprehensive Schools A1. Overview A2. Schools per school type A3. School years per school type A4. School enrollment per school type A5. Numbers of teachers per school type B Colleges and universities B1. Overview B2. Colleges and universities according to their type B3. Students per college and university type B4. Professors per college and university type C Vocational education C1. Overview C2. Vocational schools C3. School years C4. Students at vocational schools C5. Teachers at vocational schools D Grants for pupils and students D1. Recipients of grant aids as provided by the BaföG law (promotion scheme of vocational training in Germany) D2. Scope and type of grants E Educational expenses E1 Public expenses for educational institutions on federal, länder, and community level E2 Public expenses E3 GDP, GNP, national income F Population
Temporal Coverage
  • 1960 / 2000
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Collection Mode
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 51
    Number of Variables: 811
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8220 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Franzmann, Gabriele: Bildungsentwicklung in Deutschland. Ausgaben, Schüler, Lehrer, Studierende von 1960 bis 2000. ZA/ZHSF-Datenkompilation. HISTAT. Köln, 2006.

Update Metadata: 2019-02-12 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Franzmann, Gabriele (2006): Bildungsentwicklung in Deutschland: Allgemeinbildende Schulen 1960 bis 2000. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.