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Materials from electoral history and German empire’s statistics 1871-1918.

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ritter, Gerhard A.
  • Niehuss, Merith
Publication Date
2009
Language
German
Description
  • Abstract

    Time series with results of the German Empire’s elections from 1871 to 1918 for the Empire’s parliament (Reichstage) and the parliaments of the three largest federal states Prussia, Saxony and Bavaria. The publication to the electoral history summarises the most important results of the political elections of the German Empire from 1881 to 1918. The results are commentated and related to the political, economical, social and confessional structure of the german areas. The aim is to describe the impact of industrialization and urbanization on the political behaviour and the development of political parties. The research of historical elections relies – in contrast to the contemporary research of elections – on the analysis of aggregate data about regions or districs. The following topics are addressed by the selected data of this study: The first three data-tables contain socio-economic data being of central importance for the interpretation of the electoral results (population by sex and age; portion of employed in industry and handcraft, trade and communication as well as agriculture; employment by mode of employment and by occupational status). The fourth data-table overviews the results of the elections for the parliament of the German Empire (Reichstagswahlen) from 1871 to 1912 by electoral districts and by German federal states. The table gives a review about the development of the eligible voters, the voter participation and the strength of the parties by federal states and/or by governmental districts for this time period. The study of Juergen Schmaedeke (1995: Waehlerbewegung im Wilhelminischen Deutschland. Erster Band. Die Reichstagswahlen von 1880 bis 1912: Eine historisch-statistische Untersuchung. Berlin: Akademie Verlag) contains detailed data about electoral results of the single German Empire’s parliament elections (Reichstagswahlen) for 397 German Empire’s electoral districts from 1880 to 1912. The data of this study are available on request at the study-number: ZA8145. Topics: Data-Tables in the research- and downloadsystem HISTAT (Topic: Elections) A. Population and Employment of the German Empire A.1 Population by sex and age (1871-1911) A.2.a Employees by economic sector in thousand (1882-1907) A.2.b Female employees in percent of employees (1882-1907) A.2.c Family members (of Employees) without main occupation in thousand (1882-1907) A.2.d Employees and their relatives in percent of the population (1882-1907) A.3 Employees by mode of employment and by occupational status (1882-1907) B. Results of the German empire’s parliament elections (Reichstagswahlen) B.1 Results of the empire’s parliament elections (1871-1912) B.2 Distribution of seats in the German empires parliament (Deutscher Reichstag) (1890-1912) C. Electoral results by larger governmental districts and federal states in the German empire (1871-1912) D. Religious denomination and electoral behaviour (1871-1887)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1871 / 1918
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Sampled Universe
Larger governmental districts and federal states of the German Empire.
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Published election-results of official statistics.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 47
    Number of Variables: 1355
Note
See also: The study of Juergen Schmaedeke (1995: Waehlerbewegung im Wilhelminischen Deutschland. Erster Band. Die Reichstagswahlen von 1880 bis 1912: Eine historisch-statistische Untersuchung. Berlin: Akademie Verlag) contains detailed data about electoral results of the single German Empire’s parliament elections (Reichstagswahlen) for 397 German Empire’s electoral districts from 1880 to 1912. The data of this study are available on request at the study-number: ZA8145.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8348 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Ritter, Gerhard A., 1980: Wahlgeschichtliches Arbeitsbuch. Materialien zur Statistik des Kaiserreichs 1871-1918. Unter Mitarbeit von Merith Niehuss. München: Beck.

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

Ritter, Gerhard A.; Niehuss, Merith (2009): Wahlgeschichtliche Materialien zur Statistik des Kaiserreiches 1871-1918.. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.8348