Principal Investigator(s): Skogan, Wesley G.
This study presents time-series demographic, economic, and political data for Chicago, covering each year from 1840 to 1973. Included are election returns, indicators of ethnic and racial composition of the city, political structure, municipal court operations, judicial recruitment, police activities, and selected municipal expenditures. Economic variables measure employment, unemployment, and manufacturing activities. National and local election returns and data on ethnic composition are also provided for individual city wards for each decade between 1890 and 1970.
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Skogan, Wesley G. Time Series Data for Chicago, 1840-1973. ICPSR07389-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07389.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07389.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: cities, city government, demographic characteristics, economic conditions, economic indicators, election returns, judge selection, local politics, manufacturing industry, municipal courts, party membership, police, population characteristics, social environment, social history, twentieth century, unemployment
Universe: Demographic, economic, and political indicators for Chicago in the period 1840-1973.
Data Types: census/enumeration data
Data Collection Notes:
CHICAGO SINCE 1840: A TIME-SERIES DATA HANDBOOK (see related publications) contains detailed information about the study as well as the entire dataset in table form.
censuses and other official statistics, reports, and publications
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-10
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