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The age of poor and undernourished young women in Vienna at the beginning of their fertility, 1907

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

    Some scientists questioned the relevance of the nutritional condition for the fertility and the differentiation between families suffering under famine and families being affected by poverty in this context. This Study offers data about social deprivated, pregnant women and mothers collected in hospitals in Vienna. Topics: - Month of the hospitalization of the mother - Age of the mother - family status of the mother - detailed information about fertility - birthplace - religious affiliation - body hight - weight - number of former pregnancies - newborn’s sex - newborn’s body hight - newborn’s weight - duration of hospital stay in days - newborn’s weight at the day of release - former deseases of the mother
Temporal Coverage
  • 1907
Geographic Coverage
  • Vienna (AT-9-VIE)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Women whe were in a Viennese hospital in 1907.
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Viennese Archives.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 1842
    Number of Variables: 20
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8170 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Komlos, John: The Age of Menarche in Vienna: the Relationship between Nutrition and Fertility. In: Historical Methods, 22 (4), S. 158 – 163, 1989.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Komlos, John (2003): Das Alter von armen und schlecht ernährten jungen Frauen in Wien zu Beginn ihrer Fruchtbarkeit, 1907. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.