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iPEHD: The ifo Prussian Economic History Database

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  • Becker, Sascha O.

    ()
    (University of Warwick)

  • Cinnirella, Francesco

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    (CESifo)

  • Hornung, Erik

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    (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

  • Woessmann, Ludger

    ()
    (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

Abstract

This paper provides a documentation of the ifo Prussian Economic History Database (iPEHD), a county-level database covering a rich collection of variables for 19th-century Prussia. The Royal Prussian Statistical Office collected these data in several censuses over the years 1816-1901, with much county-level information surviving in archives. These data provide a unique source for micro-regional empirical research in economic history, enabling analyses of the importance of such factors as education, religion, fertility, and many others for Prussian economic development in the 19th century. The service of iPEHD is to provide the data in a digitized and structured way.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6829.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2012
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Publication status: forthcoming in: Historical Methods
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp6829

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Keywords: 19th century; Prussia; economic history; database; county;

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  1. Francesco Cinnirella & Erik Hornung, 2011. "Landownership Concentration and the Expansion of Education," Working Papers, European Historical Economics Society (EHES) 0010, European Historical Economics Society (EHES).
  2. Sascha Becker & Francesco Cinnirella & Ludger Woessmann, 2010. "The trade-off between fertility and education: evidence from before the demographic transition," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, Springer, vol. 15(3), pages 177-204, September.
  3. Sascha O. Becker & Ludger Woessmann, 2011. "Knocking on Heaven's Door? Protestantism and Suicide," CESifo Working Paper Series 3499, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. Becker, Sascha O. & Hornung, Erik & Wößmann, Ludger, 2011. "Education and catch-up in the industrial revolution," Munich Reprints in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics 20261, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  5. Becker, Sascha O. & Wößmann, Ludger, 2007. "Was Weber Wrong? A Human Capital Theory of Protestant Economic History," Discussion Papers in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics 1366, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  6. Becker, Sascha O. & Wößmann, Ludger, . "The effects of the Protestant reformation on human capital," Chapters in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  7. Sascha O. Becker & Francesco Cinnirella & Ludger Woessmann, 2010. "The Effect of Investment in Children's Education on Fertility in 1816 Prussia," CESifo Working Paper Series 3252, CESifo Group Munich.
  8. Sascha O. Becker & Ludger Woessmann, 2008. "Luther and the Girls: Religious Denomination and the Female Education Gap in Nineteenth-century Prussia," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 110(4), pages 777-805, December.
  9. Becker, Sascha & Woessmann, Ludger, 2010. "The Effect of Protestantism on Education before the Industrialization: Evidence from 1816 Prussia," Stirling Economics Discussion Papers, University of Stirling, Division of Economics 2010-01, University of Stirling, Division of Economics.
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  1. Prussian Historic Data
    by rené böheim in Econ Tidbits on 2012-09-18 04:48:00
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  1. Sascha O. Becker & Ludger Woessmann, 2013. "Not the Opium of the People: Income and Secularization in a Panel of Prussian Counties," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 103(3), pages 539-44, May.
  2. Francesco Cinnirella & Jochen Streb, 2013. "The Role of Human Capital and Innovation in Prussian Economic Development," CESifo Working Paper Series 4391, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Davide Cantoni & Franziska Kugler & Ludger Wößmann, 2014. "Der lange Schatten der Geschichte: Mechanismen der Persistenz in der Wirtschaftsgeschichte," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 67(02), pages 13-22, 01.
  4. Johannes C. Buggle, 2013. "Law and Social Capital: Evidence from the Code Napoleon in Germany," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 566, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).

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