Recent Social Trends in West Germany, 1960-1990 by Wolfgang Glatzer

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By Wolfgang Glatzer

Each one quantity within the sequence offers with social tendencies in a selected state, the layout such as seventy eight pattern stories grouped below 17 major themes, and the series of stories from 0.1, Demographic tendencies, to 17.5, traits in nationwide id final exact for every profile. each one development record h

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2 Macro-economic Trends Table 12 Direct investment position of the Federal Republic of Germany (in million DM) Year German investments abroad Volume at end of year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 43,508 46,790 52,703 61,157 74,353 88,429 95,400 106,573 125,875 130,512 134,009 Foreign investment in Germany Annual change Volume at end of year Annual change +3,282 +5,913 +8,454 +13,196 +14,076 +6,971 +11,173 +19,302 +4,637 + 3,497 63,531 62,309 66,945 70,266 71,758 74,739 76,359 81,106 84,791 90,885 95,301 -1,222 +4,636 +3,321 +1,492 +2,981 +1,620 +4,747 +3,685 +6,094 +4,416 Net investment position -20,023 -15,519 -14,242 -9,109 +2,595 +13,690 +19,041 +25,467 +41,084 +39,627 +38,708 1.

5 million DM in 1976 to 134 million DM in 1986. 3 million DM. 7 million DM (see table 12). 5%). Export Export has always played a very important role for the German economy. 9 billion DM in 1987. The trade balance was positive as early as 1955, and has remained so (see table 13). German exports as a proportion of world exports increased from 3% in 1955 to roughly 12% in 1987, overtaking even the United States' share in world exports. Renate Homung-Draus References Ballerstedt, Hike, and Wolfgang Glatzer 1979 Soziologischer Almanack.

This is certainly due in part to the importance of the ecological movement in German public life, which spurred strong efforts to develop less energy-intensive technologies, although the main impetus for this trend was certainly the oil crisis in 1973, as can be seen in table 3. Inventions The number of inventions with international significance increased in Germany, but the total number of patent applications decreased. Compared to the 1960s and early 1970s, the number of patent applications in the Federal Republic declined by one-third in the 1980s (see table 4).

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