Sources and Uses of Funds in State and Local Governments, 1790-1915: [United States] (ICPSR 9728)

Published: May 13, 1993 View help for published

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Richard E. Sylla; John B. Legler; John Wallis

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This data collection contains information on state government revenues and expenditures between 1790 and 1915. The data were collected in order to categorize revenues and expenditures according to 20th-century census standards. Standard industrial classification (SIC) codes are included.

Sylla, Richard E., Legler, John B., and Wallis, John. Sources and Uses of Funds in State and Local Governments, 1790-1915:  [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993-05-13.

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1790 -- 1915
1984 -- 1991

The data are delimited by commas. Each file contains three subfiles which provide information on different levels of aggregation. Every observation in the data files has the same structure. These data were compiled as part of a larger study on the sources and uses of funds in state and local governments. Only state data were supplied by the principal investigators. There are no Expenditure Data files for Colorado and Montana.

state treasurer reports, comptroller reports, Library of Congress records, University of North Carolina microfilm records of state government documents

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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:
  • Sylla, Richard E., John B. Legler, and John Wallis. SOURCES AND USES OF FUNDS IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, 1790-1915: [UNITED STATES]. New York, NY: New York University, Athens, GA: University of Georgia, and College Park, MD: University of Maryland [producers], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993.

1993-05-13 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:

  • Standardized missing values.


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

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