Philadelphia Social History Project: Manufacturing Data, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (ICPSR 34967)

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Theodore Hershberg, University of Pennsylvania

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34967.v2

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This component of the Philadelphia Social History Project highlights Philadelphia manufacturing industry data collected in census years 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Business level data includes company name, type of business, amount of capital, and number of active months per year. Workforce information includes average number of male, female, and child employees, occupations, average wages per month by sex, and total wages per year. Production details for each manufacturing firm consist of type of power used, horsepower, number and types of machines, value and number of materials, and value and number of products. Geographic variables include district, ward, x- and y-coordinates, street name, and street direction.

Hershberg, Theodore. Philadelphia Social History Project: Manufacturing Data, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-04-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34967.v2

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health (MH 16621), Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-05-09-0084-09)

geocoded street locations

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
1969 -- 1984

The deposited files for this collection featured two data files identified as "1860 Cards 5 and 6." These files have been named "1860 Cards 5 and 6 Materials and Products (1)" and "1860 Cards 5 and 6 Materials and Products (2)," and are included as datasets 9 and 10, respectively. No additional information was provided.

The purpose of the manufacturing component of the Philadelphia Social History Project is to allow researchers to reconstruct the spatial location of employment by industry, as well as the web of relations among manufacturing firms.

Cross-sectional

Manufacturing firms in the city of Philadelphia, PA during the census years 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880.

business
census/enumeration data

2014-03-20

2014-04-14

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Hershberg, Theodore. Philadelphia Social History Project: Manufacturing Data, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880. ICPSR34967-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-04-14. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34967.v2

2014-04-14 The ICPSR Codebook has been updated.

2014-03-20 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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

The data are not weighted.

Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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