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Comparative Cities Teaching Package (ICPSR 7698)

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Comparative Cities is a teaching package designed to introduce students to analysis of manuscript schedules of the nineteenth century census for social, urban, family, and demographic history. The files are designed for use with SPSS. It was initially developed at Brown University with assistance of a project grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The file is organized to illustrate contrasts among cities at different stages of industrialization and the demographic transition in Europe and America: Pisa, Italy (1841), Amiens, France (1851), Stockport, England (1841 and 1851), and Providence, R.I. (1850, 1865, and 1880). The rural district around Pisa and part of Providence County are also included. There are approximately 1400 cases with information for individuals in each of eleven subfiles. These are random samples from the original 1:10 house samples for the four places made to permit flexible and economical student use. Summaries imbedded in the file permit analysis at the individual, household, or nuclear unit level. There are 142 variables for each individual. The package also contains a coursebook with explanation of each variable, a dictionary with occupational titles that appear in the censuses, course syllabus, and other instructions for use. The files are being used in the separate ongoing research of the two principal investigators and should be used for instructional purposes only. This teaching package can be supplied as two card-image data files, two files of SPSS instruction cards, and associated printed documentation. The package has also been updated with several files designed to be used with microcomputers. Included in the updated materials are four text files (Contents of Tape, Coursebook, Explanatory Materials, and Dictionary of Occupational Titles and Codes), a file of SPSSx data definition statements for use with PC-SPSSx, and a file of data definition statements for use with the Consortium's ABC statistical analysis package. Nine separate sub-files, each derived from the original census data and designed for analysis on micro-computers which are equipped with PC-SPSSx or ABC, are also provided. Finally, the package includes two mainframe SPSSx "Export" files which contain all of the data collected for each city. While these latter files duplicate the SPSS files contained in the earlier Comparative Cities package, they have been modified for use with SPSSx. The original Comparative Cities Teaching Package files can still be supplied as well. These files are oriented towards use of SPSS Version 9 on mainframe computers.

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  • This study is intended for instructional use, and may be subsets of the original data. Variables and/or cases may have been removed to facilitate classroom use.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  File CENSUA - Download All Files (15.4 MB)
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ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS2:  File CENSUB - Download All Files (15.4 MB)
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ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS3:  README - Description of Contents of Datasets 3-19 - Download All Files (15.4 MB)
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DS4:  CCMAN - The Comparative Cities Coursebook - Download All Files (15.5 MB)
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DS5:  CCNOT - Sample Course Syllabus and Further Notes on Use of The File - Download All Files (15.5 MB)
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DS6:  CCDIC - The Comparative Cities Dictionary
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DS7:  SPSXPC - The Data Definition Program for Use of the 'PC' Raw Data Subfiles with PC-SPSSx - Download All Files (15.4 MB)
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DS8:  SPSABC - The Data Definition Program for Use of the 'PC' Raw Data Subfiles with the ABC Package - Download All Files (15.4 MB)
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DS9:  PSAC41 - The PC Raw Data File for Pisa County 1841 - Download All Files (15.6 MB)
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DS10:  PSAT41 - The PC Raw Data File for Pisa Town 1841 - Download All Files (15.6 MB)
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DS11:  AMNS51 - The PC Raw Data File for Amiens 1851 - Download All Files (15.6 MB)
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DS12:  STOC41 - The PC Raw Data File for Stockport 1841 - Download All Files (15.6 MB)
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DS13:  STOC51 - The PC Raw Data File for Stockport 1851 - Download All Files (15.6 MB)
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DS14:  PROT50 - The PC Raw Data File for Providence Town 1850 - Download All Files (15.6 MB)
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DS15:  PROT65 - The PC Raw Data File for Providence Town 1865 - Download All Files (15.6 MB)
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DS16:  PROC65 - The PC Raw Data File for Providence Countryside 1865 - Download All Files (15.6 MB)
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DS17:  PROT80 - The PC Raw Data File for Providence Town 1880 - Download All Files (15.6 MB)
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DS18:  NCENA - The SPSSx Export File Corresponding to CENSUA
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DS19:  NCENB - The SPSSx Export File Corresponding to CENSUB
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Study Description

Citation

Litchfield, R. Burr, and Howard P. Chudacoff. Comparative Cities Teaching Package. ICPSR07698-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1984. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07698.v2

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 20 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 20 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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