The Societies of Europe Series


The Societies of Europe is a series of historical data handbooks with accompanying CD-ROMs on the development of Europe from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. It represents the most ambitious attempt so far undertaken to systematically improve the empirical basis for the comparative-historical analysis of the various European societies and of European society as a whole.

The series is edited by Peter Flora, Franz Kraus, and Franz Rothenbacher, and is essentially a product of EURODATA, the research archive of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). EURODATA was founded with the objective to contribute to the establishment of a truely European social data base.

Titles in the series are:

Elections in Western Europe since 1815
Trade Unions in Western Europe since 1945
The European Population, 1850-1945
The European Population since 1945
The European Labour Force, 1870-1940
The European Labour Force since 1950
European Social Security Systems, 1885-1945
European Social Security Systems since 1945