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The Growth of the German Economy since the Middle of the 19th Century. Chapter: The consumption

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Hoffmann, Walther G.
Publication Date
2007
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    This data selection represents a thematic extract from the comprehensive study “The Growth of the German Economy since the mid-19th Century“ (“Das Wachstum der deutschen Wirtschaft seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts”) from 1965 by Walter G. Hoffmann. The main objective of Hoffmann’s study is to work out statistical figures concerning the long-term development of the German national economy, as well as the individual fields of this subject area. In doing so, the time series shall enable the verification of various hypotheses concerning economic growth. This aim, however, can only be reached if such time series are based on comparable statistical, methodical, and content-related concepts, and if they are collected for a period with maximum length. Consequently, this data selection comprises more than 800 pages with 250 tables, featuring almost every time series between 1850 and 1960 that can be considered relevant for the economic development. Whenever necessary, these materials were completed by estimates. Moreover, the above-named analyses of long-term tendencies aim at creating a reference system for the numerous short-term changes occuring within most national economies in the course of a century. Here the special focus of Hoffman’s work lies on the visualisation of the gained materials as regards the raise, distribution, and use of the national income. The respective calculation is based on the two production factors of labour and capital and culminates in an overview of production. The calculation of the distribution, on the other hand, deals with the functional and individual, i.e. personal distribution of (earned and capital) income. In its turn, the calculation of use is divided into the sectors of private and public consumption, investment, and the national trade balance. Topics Timeseries data available via the downloadsystem HISTAT Data excerpt: Private and public Consumption (from the final expenditure compilation, the following factors have been taken into consideration): (A) Total Consumption: - Consumption of vegetable foodstuffs - Consumption of foodstuffs obtained from livestock farming - Consumption of vegetable foodstuffs in prices of 1913 - Consumption of foodstuffs obtained from livestock farming and the total consumption of foodstuffs in prices of 1913 - Consumption of vegetable foodstuffs in current prices - Consumption of foodstuffs obtained from livestock farming and the total consumption of foodstuffs in current prices - Consumption of luxury foodstuffs - Consumption of luxury foodstuffs in prices of 1913 - Consumption of luxury foodstuffs in current prices - Consumption of ohter goods and services in prices of 1913 - Consumption of ohter goods and services in current prices (B) Public Consumption: - Administration expenses in current prices - Public consumption in current prices - Public consumption in prices of 1913 - Public expenses for education in current prices (C) Private Consumption - Private expenditures and private consumption for health care, personal hygiene and cleaning in prices of 1913 - Hispitals - Private expenditures and private consumption for health care, personal hygiene and cleaning in current prices - Onther consumption of education and recreation in prices of 1913 - Expenditures for education and recreation in current prices - Use of automobiles for private consumption - Purchase of automobiles for private consumption - Private consumption of traffic services in prices of 1913 - Private consumption of traffic services in current prices - Total private consumption in prices of 1913 - Total private consumption in current prices
Temporal Coverage
  • 1850 / 1959
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
  • Germany (DE)
Collection Mode
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 110
    Number of Variables: 316
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8250 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Hoffmann, Walther G.: Das Wachstum der deutschen Wirtschaft seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Berlin/Heidelberg/New York: Springer 1965, S. 617–727.

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

Hoffmann, Walther G. (2007): Das Wachstum der deutschen Wirtschaft seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Kapitel: Der Verbrauch. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8250