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Years of grammar school

Years of grammar school attended by respondent by 1914.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

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.

Years of high school

Years of high school attended by respondent.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Years of college

Years of college attended by respondent.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Years of business or other school

Years of business or other school attended by respondent.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

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.

Birth place

Respondent's place of birth.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Owns home or farm

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

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

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.

Value of farm, home, in dollars

Value of house or farm.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Served in military

Whether respondent has served in military.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Church affiliation

Church affiliation, as reported on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Birthplace of father

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

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

Birthplace of mother

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

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

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.

Occupation, as recorded by assessor

Occupation, as reported on census card.

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

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.

No occupation

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

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

No schooling received

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

Taken from: The 1915 Iowa State Census Project.

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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