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Height of Registered Voters in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, c. 1870-1950

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Wu, Jialu (University of Pittsburgh)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
body height; physical characteristics; physical condition; voters
  • Abstract

    This data collection was designed to ascertain the physical stature of Pittsburgh residents in the first half of the twentieth century. These data supply information on voters' age, year of birth, height, gender, and race, as well as their party affiliation.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Collection date: 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh
Sampled Universe
Registered voters in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Inactive voter registration cards of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on record at Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The data contain alphabetics. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3591 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03591.v1
  • Wu, Jialu. How severe was the Great Depression? Evidence from the Pittsburgh region. Stature, Living Standards, and Economic Development.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1994.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Wu, Jialu (2003): Height of Registered Voters in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, c. 1870-1950. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.