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Carlschule Students Height Measurements, 1771-1793 (ICPSR 9720)

Principal Investigator(s): Komlos, John, University of Pittsburgh


This data collection tracks the height of boys at the Carlschule in Stuttgart, Germany. Information includes a student identification number, name, social status, father's profession, occupation of the student after he left school, place of birth, month of last measurement, year of last measurement, height measured in feet to the nearest quarter of an inch, month of enrollment, year of enrollment, age at enrollment, tuition paid per annum, whether any brothers were enrolled, and identification numbers of up to three brothers enrolled at the Carlschule.

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Study Description


Komlos, John. Carlschule Students Height Measurements, 1771-1793. ICPSR09720-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09720.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09720.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    body height, boys, demographic characteristics, eighteenth century, historical data, occupations, siblings

Geographic Coverage:    Germany, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1771--1793

Date of Collection:   

  • 1986

Universe:    Students registered at the Carlschule in Stuttgart, Germany.

Data Type(s):    administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

Although there is a unique identification number for each student in the dataset, the number of records corresponding to the same identification number varies. Each record represents a student's height measurement for a particular date. Records with the same student identification number are grouped consecutively.


Data Source:

Documents of the Hohe Carlschule stored in the Stadtarchiv, Stuttgart, Germany,


Original ICPSR Release:   1992-05-12

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