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Economic Thought and Occupational Structure in Four Middle Western Cities, 1850-1860

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
Creator
  • Abbott, Carl
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-10
Funding Reference
  • University of Chicago. Social Sciences Division
Language
English
Free Keywords
census data; economic conditions; employment; history; nineteenth century; occupations; personal wealth
Description
  • Abstract

    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.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1850
  • Time period: 1860
Geographic Coverage
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Galena
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Indianapolis
  • Ohio
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Employed persons aged 15 and older who resided in Chicago, Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio, Galena, Illinois, and Indianapolis, Indiana in 1850 and/or 1860.
Sampling
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.
Collection Mode
  • 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.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7456 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Abbott, Carl. Popular economic thought and occupational structure: Three middle western cities in the antebellum decade. Journal of Urban History.1, 1975.
    • ID: 10.1177/009614427500100203 (DOI)

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

Abbott, Carl (1984): Economic Thought and Occupational Structure in Four Middle Western Cities, 1850-1860. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07456.v1