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Unique ID (file plus family plus individual)

Unique identifier for each observation. Combination of id_file, id_fam, id_indiv

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Unique file number

File numbers were created during the digitization process.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Unique family number within file

Unique identifier within each file that groups observations by family/household. Since card numbers were (often) similar - i.e. in a series - for all family members living in the same dwelling unit, by drawing on these numbers, as well as last names... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Unique individual number within family

Identifier unique to each individual, within each family and file.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Jurisdiction subsample

Categorical variable indicated the jurisdiction (county or city) that an individual observation was drawn from.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Urban or rural sample

Indicates whether variable belongs to the urban (Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque) or rural (all others) sample. See "Sample Selection Methodology" (above) for further discussion of composition of the urban and rural subsample. See variable 'wt' for i... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Sample weights

Weight variable for scaling urban and rural sample such that tabulations based on each sample will be representative of the entire state of Iowa (minus the rural areas of counties containing large cities). ... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Age

Respondent's age, as reported on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Sex is female

Respondent's sex, as reported on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Race

Respondent's race, as reported on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Marital status

Marital status of respondent, as recorded on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Type of school attended in 1914 (if any)

Type of school attended during 1914, if any school attended, as recorded on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Months of school attended in 1914 (if any)

Months of school attended in 1914, if any school attended, as recorded on census card (reported to nearest tenth of a month).

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

(If 2nd school type indicated) type of school attended in 1914

Type of school attended during 1914, if a second type of school is indicated, as recorded on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

(If 2nd school type indicated) months of school attended in 1914 (if any)

Months of school attended in 1914, if a second type of school is indicated, as recorded on census card (reported to nearest tenth of a month). ... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Can read

Respondent can read, as recorded on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Can write

Respondent can write, as recorded on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Infirmity

Whether respondent suffers from an infirmity, as recorded on census card. Note, "idiot" and "insane" may have been confused by assessors and respondents alike. It should also be noted that institutionalized individuals were often NOT classified as h... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Foreign born

Whether an individual was born outside the U.S., and whether naturalized, as recorded by assessor. Note, may not perfectly correspond to birthplace as indicated by birthpl. ... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Years in US

Number of years respondent has lived in the United States; equals age if respondent was U.S.-born.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Years in Iowa

Number of years respondent has lived in Iowa; equals age if respondent was born in Iowa.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Months unemployed in 1914

Number of months respondent was unemployed in 1914, as recorded on census card. (Months reported to nearest tenth).

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Earnings for year

Total earnings in 1914 from occupation, ($). Note: zero is given if number reported was negative; if person refused to answer or if occupation is given but no earnings, observation counted as missing (-9999). If individual reported zero, zero is giv... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Supplemental earnings

Indicates if respondent earned additional income in the form of goods or from supplemental (not occupation-related) sources, e.g. room and board, tips, commission. ... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Years of common school

Years of common school attended by respondent by 1914.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

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