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Name
Label/Question
1. ID

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.


Name
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Unique file number

File numbers were created during the digitization process.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
Label/Question

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.


Name
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Unique individual number within family

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

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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5. JURIS

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.


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6. URBAN

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.


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7. WT

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.


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8. AGE

Age

Respondent's age, as reported on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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Sex is female

Respondent's sex, as reported on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
Label/Question
10. RACE

Race

Respondent's race, as reported on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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Marital status

Marital status of respondent, as recorded on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
Label/Question

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.


Name
Label/Question

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.


Name
Label/Question

(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.


Name
Label/Question

(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.


Name
Label/Question
16. READ

Can read

Respondent can read, as recorded on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
Label/Question
17. WRITE

Can write

Respondent can write, as recorded on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
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18. INFIRM

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.


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19. FBORN

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.


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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.


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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.


Name
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22. MUNEMP

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.


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23. EARN

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.


Name
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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.


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Years of common school

Years of common school attended by respondent by 1914.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
Label/Question

Years of grammar school

Years of grammar school attended by respondent by 1914.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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27. CG

Assessor didn't distinguish between common and grammar school

Indicates that assessor did not clearly distinguish whether respondent attended common school or grammar school, or that respondent attended both. Since the census cards allowed census takers to put down either common or grammar school, there are a ... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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28. YRS_HS

Years of high school

Years of high school attended by respondent.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
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Years of college

Years of college attended by respondent.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
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Years of business or other school

Years of business or other school attended by respondent.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
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Total years of school (common plus grammar plus high school plus college)

Total years of school attended by respondent. Equal to sum of 'yrs_grm,' 'yrs_com,' 'yrs_hs,' 'yrs_col,' 'yrs_bus'.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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Birth place

Respondent's place of birth.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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33. OWNHF

Owns home or farm

Respondent owns house or farm, as recorded on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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Value of incumbrance on farm, home, in dollars

Value of any incumbrances or liens against property owned, if applicable.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
Label/Question
35. VALUE

Value of farm, home, in dollars

Value of house or farm.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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36. MIL

Served in military

Whether respondent has served in military.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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37. CHURCH

Church affiliation

Church affiliation, as reported on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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38. BPDAD

Birthplace of father

Father's birthplace, as indicated on census card. See 'bplace' for abbreviations.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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39. BPMOM

Birthplace of mother

Mother's birthplace, as indicated on census card. See 'bplace' for abbreviations.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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Value of livestock, in dollars

Monetary value of any livestock owned, as reported on reverse of census card when applicable.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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41. OCCSTR

Occupation, as recorded by assessor

Occupation, as reported on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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Occupation, 1940 US Census code

Occupation code, as defined by the 1940 Census of Population occupation codes (see U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, "Alphabetical Index of Occupations and Industries," 16th Census, Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1940). ... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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No occupation

Generated variable based on 'occstr;' indicates whether individual reported being a having no profession.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
Label/Question

Occupation matched to census

Generated variable, equals one if reported occupation was successfully matched to the 1940 Census definitions; equals zero otherwise and negative one if no occupation reported. ... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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45. OCCREL

Occupation may not be reliable

Generated variable, equals one if occupation was difficult to read during transcription from microfilm to digital and if, as a result, the occupation as given may not be 100% reliable. ... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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46. NATIVE

Native born

Generated variable based on 'birthpl;' indicates whether respondent was or was not U.S.-born. As 'fborn' is coded based on census takers' notes, and as there is some discrepancy between 'fborn' and 'birthpl,' 'native' may be a more reliable indicato... (view details)

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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47. NATDAD

Native born father

Generated variable based on 'bpdad;' indicates whether respondent's father was or was not U.S.-born.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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48. NATMOM

Native born mother

Generated variable based on 'bpmom;' indicates whether respondent's mother was or was not U.S.-born.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


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No schooling received

Generated variable based on 'yrs_sch;' indicates whether respondent reported receiving no school.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.


Name
Label/Question

Attended college but not high school

Generated variable based on 'yrs_hs' and 'yrs_col;' indicates whether respondent reported attending college but not high school.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

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