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Study Report

Study Number: KD-510-001-1-1-Germany/Prussia-ICPSR-1919

Subject Area: Merged Electoral and Ecological Data

Bibliographic Citation: German Weimar Republic data, 1919-1933.  [machine-readable data file] / Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 0042

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This study contains electoral, demographic, and ecological data at several levels of aggregation (kreis, land/regierungsberzirk, and wahlkreis) for Germany in the Weimar Republic period of 1919-1933. Two data sets are available. The first presents raw and percentagized election returns only at the Wahlkreis level for the 1919 election to the Nationalversammlung. A second set consists of returns for elections to the Reichstag, 1920-1933, and for the Reichsprasident elections of 1925 and 1932 (including runoff elections in each year), returns for two national referenda, held in 1926 and 1929, and data pertaining to urban population, religion, and occupations, taken from the German census of 1925. The second data set contains data at the several levels of aggregation and is a merged set, cross-temporal discrepancies, such as changes in the names of the geographical units and the disappearance of units, have been adjusted for whenever possible. The major portion of these data were collected by the ICPSR staff from official returns published by the German National Statistical Bureau. The religious data were supplied by Dee Wernette, Union College. There are approximately 70,000 card-image equivalents.

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