Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-018-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1910

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Census of population and housing, 1910 [United States]: public use sample.  [machine-readable data file] / Preston, Samuel H.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9166

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This nationally representative sample of the United States population in 1910 was drawn from manuscript census schedules. The file contains a record for each household selected in the sample, and supplies variables describing the location, type, and composition of the households. Each household record is followed by a record for each individual residing in the household. Information on individuals includes demographic characteristics, occupation, literacy, nativity, ethnicity, and fertility.

SOURCE: United States Bureau of the Census 1910 Manuscript Schedules

UNIVERSE: Manuscript census records from 1910 for the 46 United States, the territories of Arizona and New Mexico, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii, and overseas military personnel.

SAMPLE: The sampling design employed was a 1-in-250 stratified random sample, self-weighted.

NOTE: This dataset has two levels. The first level contains 30 variables and one record per case for each of 88,814 households. The second level contains 44 variables and one record per case for each of 366,239 individuals residing in those households. The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: census/enumeration data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: April 15, 1910

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1910

FUNDING AGENCY: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and National Science Foundation.

GRANT NUMBER: HD17199, HD22099, and SES85-02250

Media/File Reports:

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