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Birthweight Data From the Philadelphia Almshouse Hospital, 1848-1873 (ICPSR 20701) RSS

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Summary:

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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Citation

Goldin, Claudia, Robert A. Margo. BIRTHWEIGHT DATA FROM THE PHILADELPHIA ALMSHOUSE HOSPITAL, 1848-1873. ICPSR20701-v1. Boston, MA: Claudia Goldin, Harvard University, and Robert A. Margo, Boston University [producers], 198?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-01-03. doi:10.3886/ICPSR20701.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   birth, birth records, historical data, labor (birth), live births, nineteenth century

Geographic Coverage:   Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1848--1873

Date of Collection:  

  • 198?

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   individual births

Data Types:   administrative records data

Methodology

Data Source:

obstetrics records

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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