Economic Thought and Occupational Structure in Four Middle Western Cities, 1850-1860 (ICPSR 7456)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Carl Abbott

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07456.v1

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This study is a collection of economic and occupational data obtained from original manuscript returns for the 1850 and 1860 United States censuses. Separate random samples of individuals with listed occupations were drawn from both censuses for each the following four Midwestern cities: Chicago, Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio, Galena, Illinois, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Variables include age, sex, occupation, value of real property and personal property owned, and place of birth.

Abbott, Carl. Economic Thought and Occupational Structure in Four Middle Western Cities, 1850-1860. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07456.v1

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University of Chicago. Social Sciences Division

1850

1860

The data file includes eight text lines delimiting the eight data subsections, by city and census year.

Although the original documentation states that the 1850 Census only records occupations for males, the 1850 data contain several cases coded as females.

Eight separate random samples were drawn of individuals residing in Chicago, Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio, Galena, Illinois, and Indianapolis, Indiana, for whom occupations were listed in the 1850 and 1860 United States censuses.

Employed persons aged 15 and older who resided in Chicago, Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio, Galena, Illinois, and Indianapolis, Indiana in 1850 and/or 1860.

SEVENTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1850, and EIGHTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1860

census/enumeration data

1984-05-10

1992-02-16

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