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Study Report

Study Number: AG-504-001-2-2-Italy/Sardinia-DISC-1427

Subject Area: Household

Bibliographic Citation: Catasto study of fifteenth century Italy [Darcy edition].  [machine-readable data file] / Herlihy, David  [principal investigator(s)] / Data and Information Services Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 1/19/2010

Number of Files Received: 108

Comments: This is Darcy edition and used for public distribution. These data and their documentation are available via the DPLS Online Archive.

DPLS internal note: This study was classified as AG-501-000, AG-502-000 and AG-502-001 before. Each series used to have its own study number. However all the files were aggregated under AG-501-000. Staff reclassified the study to AG-504-001 to correct the discrepancy. These data have been copied to SSC WORM, W1041A for safekeeping. SSC does not at this time have documentation. Darcy edition is on DAT 5003/5028: filename is AG-504.001.ed2.tar.z (Note non-standard tar name). 1/2010 For series 99 (NEWCAT29) duplicate Household IDs (column 3-6) are found in records 379, 1762 and 1782. The duplicate cases are likely to be Household ID 380, 1763 and 1783 respectively. These six households (379, 380, 1762, 1763, 1782 and 1783) do not have 5 demographic cards in their records. DISC staff added the correct number of demographic cards to each of these cases to make their file structure consistent with the other records in NEWCAT29. There are 1920 cases in series 99 (NEWCAT29). In Addition, a user informed us that column 12 (the first column for variable, Name of Head of Family) are coded with a number instead of a character in the duplicate cases 379, 1762 and 1782. We checked the file and confirmed these coding anomalies. Because DISC has no access to the original manuscript that David Herlihy and Christiane Klapische-Zuber used to code these records, we can not verify the codes in household ID and column 12 on these cases. Data users should take a note for these three sets of duplicate cases and the anomaly in column 12. 4/15 Page 16 is added to Catasto.pdf. It was missing from the earlier version of pdf codebook.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy and 1 accompanied text book. See also additional informational forms in the PDR. 10/98 Three articles by Rebecca Jean Emigh were received and shelved in the article file under the study number. 1/2010 SPSS statement files were created by DISC staff. 12/11 Five more articles by Rebecca Jean Emigh are added to the article file.

Abstract: The data were coded, during 1966 to 1976, from the official manuscripts of the tax declarations (Campioni) in fifteenth century Italy. For each household, one person was assigned as the 'fiscal head', the individual primarily responsible for the tax. Data for the entire household include name of fiscal head, type of dwelling, animal ownership, occupation of fiscal head, value of public and private investments, deductions, and tax. It is also known as the Catasto study. This is the Darcy edition for this study and is for public distribution. Robert Darcy in Oklahoma State University pads the data records to a constant of five demographic cards per household.

Media/File Reports:

7411 (CD-Rom)
7412 (CD-Rom)
9004 (SSCC network drive)