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Industrial statistics
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1. Beginnings

Industrial statistics, like statistics in general, existed for a very long time before the leading countries in Central Europe established central bureaus of statistics. Data on craftsmen and industries exist from very early on in citizen and tax records from ancient and late medieval cities; there are also sporadic references to prices and wage labor, especially sales a…

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Laufer, Johannes, “Industrial statistics”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020209>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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