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Socio-Economic, Public Policy, and Political Data for the United States, 1890-1960

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Dataset : survey data
  • Hofferbert, Richard I.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
economic behavior; education; expenditures; government expenditures; public policy; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This study contains data for 48 states at decennial points from 1890 to 1960, including electoral, demographic, economic, public expenditure, and educational information. The majority of the variables in the dataset are derived measures such as percentages, ratios, indices, and ranks of the states along various dimensions presented. The data were collected and prepared by the staff of the Comparative Political Behavior Project of the Cornell University Center for International Studies.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1890 / 1960
    Time period: 1890--1960
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 15 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR00015.v1
  • Hindman, Monty. The Rise and Fall of Wealth Taxation: An Inquiry into the Fiscal History of the American States. Dissertation, University of Michigan. 2010.
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    • ID: 10.1353/dem.2001.0022 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1353/dem.2001.0024 (DOI)
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  • Zhou, Xueguang. Occupational Power, State Capacities, and the Diffusion of Licensing in the American States: 1890 to 1950. American Sociological Review.58, (4), 536-552.1993.
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  • Wuthnow, Robert, Nass, Clifford. Government activity and civil privatism: Evidence from voluntary church membership. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.27, (2), 157-174.1988.
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  • Canon, Bradley C., Baum, Lawrence. Patterns of adoption of tort law innovations: An application of diffusion theory to judicial doctrines. American Political Science Review.75, (4), 975-987.1981.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Atkins, Burton M., Glick, Henry R.. Environmental and Structural Variables as Determinants of Issues in State Courts of Last Resort. American Journal of Political Science.20, (1), 97-115.1976.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Erikson, Robert S.. The Relationship between Public Opinion and State Policy: A New Look Based on Some Forgotten Data. American Journal of Political Science.20, (1), 25-36.1976.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Roeder, Phillip W.. Classifying the American states: Temporal stability and analytic utility. Western Political Quarterly.29, (4), 563-574.1976.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Roeder, Phillip W., Hazelwood, Leo. The impact of alternative measurement strategies on research in comparative state politics. Political Methodology.3, (4), 487-503.1976.
  • Uslaner, Eric M.. The Pitfalls of Per Capita. American Journal of Political Science.20, (1), 125-133.1976.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Hofferbert, Richard I.. Socioeconomic dimensions of the American states, 1890-1960. State and Urban Politics.Boston: Little, Brown. 1971.
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    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2016-01-13 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Hofferbert, Richard I. (1984): Socio-Economic, Public Policy, and Political Data for the United States, 1890-1960. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.