Inflation, cost of living, wage development and tariff autonomy in Germany between 1920 and 1923.

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Nautz, Jürgen
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    The study of Jürgen Nautz deals with selected aspects of tariff autonomy and wage development during the years of inflation in the Weimar Republic. First the development of wages will be presented in the context of cost of living. To investigate the question of tariff autonomy in the inflation period it is of special interest to analyze the usage of arbitration instruments by unions, management and the state. Another central subject of this study is the fundamental position concerning the question of the design of important relations. Two themes are in the focus of interest; the ideas of the further refinement of the collective bargaining principle and the arbitration of labor disputes. Especially concerning tariff autonomy legal positions were developed during the inflation years which had an important impact on the discussion about tariff autonomy during the entire period the Weimar Republic. Data tables in HISTAT: A.1 Development of cost of living: Index of the statistical office of the German Empire (1920-1923) A.2 Index of average real weekly wages per collective agreement Index (1913-1923) A.3 Real weekly and real hourly wages of unskilled and skilled workers (1919-1923) A.4 Strikes and lockouts (1918-1924) A.5 Number of collective agreements (1918-1929)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1920 / 1923
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 6
    Number of Variables: 16
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8486 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Nautz, Jürgen, 1993: Tarifautonomie und Lohnentwicklung in der Phase der Weimarer Inflation, in: Schremmer, E. (Hrsg.), 1993: Geld und Währung vom 16. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, S. 244 – 273.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2011-05-13