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Height of Military Cadets in Austria-Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy) 1731-1759, 1859-1906 (ICPSR 4371) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection was designed to ascertain the physical stature of military cadets in Austria-Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy) in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The purpose of this study is to explore the nature of human growth in the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries in order to discover its salient changes up to the present. The data supply information on the cadet's age, year of birth, height, weight, and place of provenance.

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  • These data are flagged as replication datasets and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  1731-1759 Data - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
DS2:  1859-1906 Data - Download All Files (1.8 MB)

Study Description

Citation

Komlos, John. HEIGHT OF MILITARY CADETS IN AUSTRIA-HUNGARY (HABSBURG MONARCHY) 1731-1759, 1859-1906. ICPSR04371-v2. Munich, Germany: John Komlos, University of Munich, Department of Economics [producer], 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-06-29. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04371.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   body height, eighteenth century, military schools, military service, nineteenth century

Geographic Coverage:   Austria, Hungary, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1731--1759
  • 1859--1906

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Children in military schools and in an orphanage (unspecified).

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The documentation (codebook and SAS, SPSS and Stata setup files) for this collection contains characters with diacritical marks used in some European languages. (2) There are two datasets for this study: one for year 1731-1759, and another for year 1859-1906.

Methodology

Sample:   inap.

Mode of Data Collection:   record abstracts

Data Source:

Kriegsarchiv Vienna, Austria. Theresianische Militärakademie, Faszikel 434

Kriegsarchiv Vienna, Austria. Theresianische Militärakademie, Faszikel 311, 313-16

Version(s)

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Version History:

  • 2006-06-29 The Stata dictionary and system data files for Dataset 1 was corrected to set the storage type as double for numeric variables with more than nine significant digits.

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