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The Growth of the German Economy since the Middle of the 19th Century. Chapter: Earned Income and Capital Income

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: earned income and capital income (income compilation, the following factors have been taken into consideration): - average yearly earned income in mining and salt-mines (1850-1959). - average yearly earned income in industry and handicraft (1850-1959). - average yearly earned income in traffic system without German Federal Railways, German Federal Mail, and shipping (1950-1959). - average yearly earned income in traffic system (1850-1959). - average yearly earned income in trade, banks, insurances, and hotel and catering industry (1925-1939). - average yearly earned income in trade, banks, insurances, and hotel and catering industry (1950-1960). - average yearly earned income of employed in the public service (1851-1913). - average yearly earned income in the public service (1925-1950). - average yearly earned income in other services (1850-1959). - average yearly earned income by economic sectores (1850-1959). - earned income by economic sectores (1850-1959). - rate of return of the industrial sector´s stock corporations (1926-1959). - distribution of net social product in factor costs in current prices (1850 – 1959).
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: 100
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8257 (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. 456–509.

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: Das Arbeits- und Kapitaleinkommen. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8257