New Survey of London Life and Labor, 1929-1931 (ICPSR 8539)

Published: Jun 30, 2010

Principal Investigator(s):
Barry Eichengreen

Version V2

This dataset provides information on unemployment and labor-force participation among working class residents of interwar London. Variables include information on household composition, hours worked both last week and in a full week, last week's earnings and full week's wages, weekly cost of transport to and from work, receipt of unemployment benefits, pension income, poor relief, amount of rent, and income from other sources such as subletting rooms.

Eichengreen, Barry. New Survey of London Life and Labor, 1929-1931. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-06-30.

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National Science Foundation (SES 839-8994)

1929 -- 1931

1983 -- 1986

Ten percent sample of the New Survey of London Life and Labor plus a supplementary sample of 50 percent of the households containing at least one unemployed person.

Working class residents of London.

New Survey of London Life and Labor, gathered by the London School of Economics under the direction of Hubert Llewellyn Smith

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2010-06-30 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

1987-01-12 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.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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