Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AG-504-001-4-1-Italy-DISC-1427

Subject Area: Household

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

Originating Archive Number: Catasto

Date Accessioned: 2/9/2010

Number of Files Received: 6

Comments: This concatenated file was created using the Darcy edition data. It has 289 variables and 65,204 cases. Location codes were recoded for this concatenated Catasto file. Its data and documentation can be accessed from BADGIR catalog. Please note you need to have a BADGIR account to run online analysis and download data. To set up a BADGIR account, please fill out this registration form. See AG-504-001-2-2 for the Catasto study with 31 individual series.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 2/9/1977

Documentation: SPSS statement files used to created this concatenated Catasto file and location recodes.

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.
Note to users: 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. DISC staff discovered cases in other series with similar coding anomalies in three variables: name of head of family, name of father of head of family and family name. They include numbers and blank spaces. We also found that the data include some values which are not documented in the codebook. 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 those cases. Data users should take a note of these coding anomalies in the Catasto data.

Media/File Reports:

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