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Financial Characteristics of Cities in the United States, 1905-1930

Principal Investigator:
Christopher Curran

Statistics were compiled in order to describe the pattern of financial transactions in U.S. cities for the period 1905-1930, as part of an examination of regional and population differences. The variables included are: population, non-government costs, interest charges, public service enterprise payments, general government expenses, protection expenses, health expenses, sanitation expenses, highway expenses, charity, hospital and correction expenses, education expenses, recreation expenses, miscellaneous expenses, general government outlays, health outlays, sanitation outlays, charity, hospital, and correction outlays, education outlays, recreation outlays, miscellaneous outlays, public service enterprise outlays, non-revenue receipts, general property taxes, special taxes, poll taxes, business taxes, special assessments, fines, forfeits, and escheats, subventions and grants, highway privileges, rent revenue, interest revenue, miscellaneous revenues, public service enterprise revenue.