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Principal Investigator(s): Goldin, Claudia, Harvard University; Margo, Robert A., Boston University
This collection contains individual-level data on mid-Nineteenth Century births at the Philadelphia Almshouse Hospital, an institution for the poor and their offspring. Variables in the dataset include age, marital status, place of birth, parity (number of previous children), type of birth, position (1,2,3,4) of birth, day of birth, commencement of labor, hour of delivery, times of stages of labor, sex of infant, total length of infant, body length of infant, birth weight, length of gestation, and total duration of labor.
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Goldin, Claudia, and Robert A. Margo. Birthweight Data From the Philadelphia Almshouse Hospital, 1848-1873. ICPSR20701-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-01-03. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20701.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20701.v1
Scope of Study
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: individual births
Data Types: administrative records data
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Original ICPSR Release: 2008-01-03
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