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Personal, social and property insurance of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), 1950 - 1989.

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Borscheid, Peter
  • Drees, Anette
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    The data excerpt of this study is taken from the data manual “Borscheid, P./Drees, A. (Hrsg.), 1988: Versicherungsstatistik Deutschland 1750 – 1985” The "insurance statistics in Germany (Versicherungsstatistik Deutschlands )" is one of the publications emerged as result from the work of the German Research Foundation’s priority program "sources and research on the historical statistics of Germany." The aim of the priority program was to gain by new research historical deeper, regional subdivided and thematically broad time series data. The fourth volume “Versicherungsstatistik Deutschlands 1750-1985 (Insurance Statistics of Germany) by Peter Borscheid and Anette Drees contains longterm time series, describing the development of different classes of insurances in Germany and the multiplication of risks, leading to increasing protection requirements. Forms of prevention and care changed during the time (see also the study:„Sozialversicherungsstatistik Deutschlands 1885- 1984“ , Peter Borscheid und Anette Drees; ZA8347, in HISTAT). Initial objective was to provide a detailed, by region structured insurance statistics going back as far as possible. The issue is structured by the individual classes of insurances and contains in addition to the individual insurances the social insurances and the insurances of the German Democratic Republic. The underlying data excerpt of this study is dedicated to the subject “Personal insurance, social insurance and property insurance of the former GDR between 1950 and 1985”. In the second half of 1945 for each of the five provinces of the Soviet Occupation Zone, a government insurance company was set up responsible for all forms of insurances. Fire insurances of industrial and handicrafts enterprises’ buildings and facilities, the auto liability insurance, as well as the crop hail insurance for agricultural areas has been declared as obligatory insurances. Previous insured were authorized to continue their insurance contracts with the new existing insurance companies of the GDR. In the year 1952 the five insurance companies of the GDR were joined to the so called new insurance company owned by people (volkseigenes Versicherungsunternehmen). The tables are devided into three parts describing revenues, benefits and stock. Concerning the social insurance both, the insurance benefits of the national social pension fund as well as the social security of workers and employees are listed in the FDGB. The tables, compiled by the mentioned primary investigators Borscheid and Drees, has been completed at the GESIS Data Archive for the period between 1986 and 1989. Datatables in the search- and downloadsystem HISTAT (Topic: Insurances = Versicherungen) A. Personenversicherung A.01 Bestand der Personenversicherung (1950-1989) A.02 Einnahmen der Personenversicherung (1959-1989) B. Sachversicherung B.01 Versicherungsfälle in der Sachversicherung (1953-1989) B.02 Einnahmen der Sachversicherung (1950-1989) C. Rentenbestand C.01 Rentenbestand der staatlichen Versicherung der DDR (1961-1989) C.02 Rentenbestand der Sozialversicherung der Arbeiter und Angestellten im Freien Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbund (1960-1989) D. Sozialversicherung D.01 Einnahmen der Sozialversicherung (1951-1989) D.02 Leistungen der Sozialversicherung (1951-1989) D.03 Leistungen der Sozialversicherung der Arbeiter und Angestellten an Krankengeld (1952-1989) D.04 Rentenleistung der staatlichen Versicherung der DDR (1961-1976) D.05 Durchschnittliche Rentenbeträge in der staatlichen Versicherung der DDR (1961-1989) D.06 Rentenleistung der Sozialversicherung der Arbeiter und Angestellten im Freien Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbund (1960-1976) D.07 Durchschnittliche Rentenbeträge in der Sozialversicherung für Arbeiter und Angestellte im Freien Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbund (1960-1989)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1950 / 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Statistisches Jahrbuch der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, Jg. 1 (1955) bis Jg. 35 (1989).
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 39
    Number of Variables: 1269
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8357 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Borscheid, P./Drees, A. (Hrsg.), 1988: Versicherungsstatistik Deutschland 1750 – 1985. Quellen und Forschungen zur Historischen Statistik von Deutschland, hrsg. von Wolfram Fischer, Franz Irsigler, Karl Heinrich Kaufhold und Hugo Ott, Band 4. St. Katharinen: Scripta Mercaturae, S. 608 – 622.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2011-02-22

Borscheid, Peter; Drees, Anette (2010): Personen-, Sach- und Sozialversicherung der ehemaligen DDR 1950 bis 1989.. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.