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ZA8142: Data Handbook on German Education History: College Studies in Prussia and Germany 1820 - 1944

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Datenhandbuch zur deutschen Bildungsgeschichte: Das Hochschulstudium in Preußen und Deutschland 1820 - 1944
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Citation Citation Titze, Hartmut; Herrlitz, Hans-Georg; Müller-Benedict, Volker; Nath, Axel (2020): Data Handbook on German Education History:College Studies in Prussia and Germany 1820 - 1944. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA8142 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA8142
TitleData Handbook on German Education History: College Studies in Prussia and Germany 1820 - 1944
Current Version2.0.0, 2020-7-17,
Date of Collection1820 - 1941
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Titze, Hartmut - Centrum für Historisch-Empirische Bildungsforschung (CHBiF-QUAKRI), Universität Lüneburg
  • Herrlitz, Hans-Georg - Centrum für Historisch-Empirische Bildungsforschung (CHBiF-QUAKRI), Universität Lüneburg
  • Müller-Benedict, Volker - Centrum für Historisch-Empirische Bildungsforschung (CHBiF-QUAKRI), Universität Lüneburg
  • Nath, Axel - Centrum für Historisch-Empirische Bildungsforschung (CHBiF-QUAKRI), Universität Lüneburg
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • GESIS - Distributor
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AbstractIn the Datahandbook of German Educational History the results of the comprehensive DFG-Project named QUAKRI (abbreviation for “Qualification Crisis and Structural Change of the Educational System”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)) are published. Four research-groups of this project analysed different subareas of the educational system concerning common questions. The Data files gathered systematically in the framework of the analysis are published in the volumes of the Datahandbook. Content of the study ZA8142 is volume 1 of the Datahandbook, containing data about the attendance at further education from the German Reich until the Second World War. This Data are gathered by the Göttinger research group of the DFG-Project (H. Titze, H.-G. Herrlitz, V. Müller-Benedict, A. Nath). In the context of this project information of students of almost 100 different subjects of 26 Universities are collected for a time period of more than 100 years. The following reasons caused a special consideration of prussian universities: 1. Statistical time series of this universities cover a long period and they are very differentiated. So, the statistical material of these Universities is of a very good quality and allows analysis of the combination of special features (for example: preparatory training and family background of the students). 2. In reference to the size and meaning Prussia took an exceptional position topping all German States till the Second World War. This exceptional position also comprised the area of further education. Subjects: Topics of the Study (Tables of the ZA-Online-Database HISTAT) - Father’s occupation - Population - Changes of Faculty - Subjects / Faculies - Enrolment - Students’ age - Financial aid - Preparatory training
Categories Categories
  • Historical Studies Data


Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE), Weimar Republic
UniverseMatriculated students of Germany.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Content coding
Sources: Analysis of official Statistics.
Time Method Time Method
  • Time series
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorH. Titze; H.-G. Herrlitz; V. Mueller-Benedict; A. Nath
Date of Collection
  • 1820 - 1941

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2020-7-17 format changed from access to excel
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 124 Zeitpunkte
Number of Variables: 38309 Zeitreihen
Data Type: multiple-punch
Analysis System(s): Excel


  • Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen aus der Göttinger Forschungsgruppe QUAKRI: Müller-Benedict, Volker: Akademikerprognosen und die Dynamik des Hochschulsystems. Eine statistisch-historische Untersuchung. Frankfurt/New York: Campus 1990.
  • Titze, Hartmut (unter Mitarbeit von Herrlitz, Hans-Georg, Müller-Benedict, Volker und Nath, Axel): Das Hochschulstudium in Preußen und Deutschland 1820 - 1944. Datenhandbuch zur deutschen Bildungsgeschichte, Band I: Hochschulen, 1. u. 2. Teil. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1987.
  • Titze, Hartmut: Der Akademikerzyklus. Historische Untersuchungen über die Wiederkehr von Überfüllung und Mangel in akademischen Karrieren. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1990.
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