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Industrial action in Western Europe from 1865 to 1975.

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Pfenning, Winfried
Publication Date
2011-06-22
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    The following data collection was prepared in the context of the HIWED-project (HIWED = Historic Indicators of Western European democracies, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation). The HIWED-project started in the autumn of 1976 at the Chair III of sociology at the University of Manheim under the responsibility of Wolfgang Zapf and Peter Flora and was continued in 1977 by the research institute for sociology at the University of Cologne under the responsibility of Perter Flora. The project had two main objectives: The first objective is to prepare a historical statistical data handbook with quantitative and qualitative data about “modernization” of Western European democracies in the period from 1815 until 1975 (Flora, P. u.a., 1983: State, Economy, and Society in Western Europe 1815-1975. A Data Handbook in Two Volumes. Volume I: The Growth of Mass Democracies and Welfare States. Volume II: The Growth of Industrial Societies and Capitalist Economies. Frankfurt/Main: Campus). The second objective was to do a comparative historical analysis of the development of welfare states and contains several individual studies that are, among other themes, about the development of public revenue and expenditure, social security systems, income distribution and state bureaucracies. The comparative data collection by Winifried Pfenning about the topic “industrial action in Western Europe” was published in the second volume of the data handbook. For each country of Western Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, England) statistical material about the development of industrial actionis presented in two tables: The first table type contains the following variables (for each county): (a) Industrial actions: number of industrial conflicts: altogether; number of industrial conflicts: strikes; number of industrial conflicts: lockouts (b) Participants: number of participants: lockouts, number of participants: indirectly affected ones (c) Duration: Working days lost: altogether; Working days lost: strikes; Working days lost: lockouts; Working days lost: indirectly affected The second type of table contains the following variables (for each country): (a) Indicator: average form of a strike/year: participants per industrial conflicts, lost working days per industrial conflict, lost working days per participant (b) Number of wage earning population (without agriculture). (c) Indicator: Per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners: number of industrial action/ 100 000 n.-a. wage earners; participants / 100,000 n.-a. wage earners; Lost working days / 100,000 n.-a. wage earners. Variations in definitions and measurement of industrial action are indicated in the annotation of the respective tables. Data tables in HISTAT: Type (1) and type (2) table for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and England. Register of tables in HISTAT: A. Industrial action by Western European countries A.01a Austria: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1891 - 1975) A.01b Austria: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1891 - 1975) A.02a Belgium: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1890 - 1975) A.02b Belgium: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1896 - 1975) A.03a Denmark: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1897 - 1975) A.03b Denmark: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1897 - 1975) A.04a Finland: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1890 - 1975) A.04b Finland: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1890 - 1975) A.05a France: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1865 - 1975) A.05b France: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1865 - 1975) A.06a Germany: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1864 - 1975) A.06b Germany: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1864 - 1975) A.07a Ireland: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1923 - 1975) A.07b Ireland: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1923 - 1975) A.08a Italy: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1870 - 1975) A.08b Italy: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1878 - 1975) A.09a Netherlands: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1901 - 1975) A.09b Netherlands: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1901 - 1975) A.10a Norway: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1903 - 1975) A.10b Norway: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1903 - 1975) A.11a Sweden: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1867 - 1975) A.11b Sweden: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1867 - 1975) A.12a Switzerland: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1908 - 1975) A.12b Switzerland: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1908 - 1975) A.13a England: Number of industrial actions, participants and lost working days (1893 - 1975) A.13b England: Indicators of the average form of a strike; indicators per 100 000 non-agrarian wage earners (1893 - 1975)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1865 / 1975
Geographic Coverage
  • Western European Countries, from 1865 to 1975: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, England.
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Collection Mode
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 115
    Number of Variables: 248
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8489 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Pfenning, Winfried, 1987: Labour Disputes, in: Flora, P. (ed.), 1987: State, Economy, and Society in Western Europe 1815 – 1975. Volume II. The Growth of Industrial Societies and Capitalist Economies. Frankfurt/M.: Campus, S. 679 – 754.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2011-06-22

Pfenning, Winfried (2011): Arbeitskämpfe in Westeuropa von 1865 bis 1975.. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.10717