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State and Local Government [United States]: Sources and Uses of Funds, Census Statistics, Twentieth Century [Through 1982] (ICPSR 6304)

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This data collection contains fiscal data on revenues and expenditures of state, county, and other local governments (urban governments of certain sizes, school districts, etc.) in 1902, 1913, 1932, 1942, 1962, 1972, and 1982. Variables in this data collection include state, year, type of government, and the dollar amount of the revenue or expenditure at four levels of aggregation: (1) total expenditures and revenues, (2) major categories that match the major 20th-century categories of expenditures and revenues, (3) minor categories that correspond to special features of 19th- and/or 20th-century governments, and (4) and idiosyncratic categories that differ from state to state.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  1902DATA.ISR: 1902 Data - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
DS2:  1913DATA.ISR: 1913 Data - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS3:  1932DATA.ISR: 1932 Data - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
DS4:  1942DATA.ISR: 1942 Data - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS5:  1962DATA.ISR: 1962 Data - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
DS6:  1972DATA.ISR: 1972 Data - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
DS7:  1982DATA.ISR: 1982 Data - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
DS8:  CODES.ISR: Categories of Expenditures and Revenues - Download All Files (0.2 MB)

Study Description


Sylla, Richard E., John B. Legler, and John Wallis. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT [UNITED STATES]: SOURCES AND USES OF FUNDS, CENSUS STATISTICS, TWENTIETH CENTURY [THROUGH 1982]. New York, NY: Richard E. Sylla, New York University/Athens, GA: John B. Legler, University of Georgia/College Park, MD: John Wallis, University of Maryland [producers], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06304.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-8419857, SES-8706814, and SES-8908272)

Scope of Study

Date of Collection:  

  • 1993-12

Universe:   State, county, and other local governments (urban governments of certain sizes, school districts, etc.) in the United States.

Data Types:   census data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The data files use commas and quote marks to delimit variables. (2) See also SOURCES AND USES OF FUNDS IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, 1790-1915: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9728).


Data Source:

various printed reports from the United States Census Bureau, CENSUS OF GOVERNMENTS 1902, 1913, 1932, 1942, 1962, 1972, 1982


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 9 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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