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

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • Sylla, Richard E.
  • Legler, John B.
  • Wallis, John
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
census methods; expenditures; government revenues; historical data; historical periods; local government; state government
  • Abstract

    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.
  • Methods

    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..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Alaska Revenue Data
    • DS2: Alaska Expenditure Data
    • DS3: Alabama Revenue Data
    • DS4: Alabama Expenditure Data
    • DS5: Colorado Revenue Data
    • DS6: Delaware Revenue Data
    • DS7: Delaware Expenditure Data
    • DS8: Illinois Revenue Data
    • DS9: Illinois Expenditure Data
    • DS10: Indiana Revenue Data
    • DS11: Indiana Expenditure Data
    • DS12: Kansas Revenue Data
    • DS13: Kansas Expenditure Data
    • DS14: Massachusetts Revenue Data
    • DS15: Massachusetts Expenditure Data
    • DS16: Maryland Revenue Data
    • DS17: Maryland Expenditure Data
    • DS18: Maine Revenue Data
    • DS19: Maine Expenditure Data
    • DS20: Michigan Revenue Data
    • DS21: Michigan Expenditure Data
    • DS22: Minnesota Revenue Data
    • DS23: Minnesota Expenditure Data
    • DS24: Missouri Revenue Data
    • DS25: Missouri Expenditure Data
    • DS26: Mississippi Revenue Data
    • DS27: Mississippi Expenditure Data
    • DS28: Montana Revenue Data
    • DS29: North Carolina Revenue Data
    • DS30: North Carolina Expenditure Data
    • DS31: North Dakota Revenue Data
    • DS32: North Dakota Expenditure Data
    • DS33: Nebraska Revenue Data
    • DS34: Nebraska Expenditure Data
    • DS35: New Hampshire Revenue Data
    • DS36: New Hampshire Expenditure Data
    • DS37: New Jersey Revenue Data
    • DS38: New Jersey Expenditure Data
    • DS39: Nevada Revenue Data
    • DS40: Nevada Expenditure Data
    • DS41: Ohio Revenue Data
    • DS42: Ohio Expenditure Data
    • DS43: Oklahoma Revenue Data
    • DS44: Oklahoma Expenditure Data
    • DS45: Pennsylvania Revenue Data
    • DS46: Pennsylvania Expenditure Data
    • DS47: Rhode Island Revenue Data
    • DS48: Rhode Island Expenditure Data
    • DS49: South Carolina Revenue Data
    • DS50: South Carolina Expenditure Data
    • DS51: South Dakota Revenue Data
    • DS52: South Dakota Expenditure Data
    • DS53: Tennessee Revenue Data
    • DS54: Tennessee Expenditure Data
    • DS55: Utah Revenue Data
    • DS56: Utah Expenditure Data
    • DS57: Virginia Revenue Data
    • DS58: Virginia Expenditure Data
    • DS59: Vermont Revenue Data
    • DS60: Vermont Expenditure Data
    • DS61: Washington Revenue Data
    • DS62: Washington Expenditure Data
    • DS63: Wyoming Revenue Data
    • DS64: Wyoming Expenditure Data
    • DS65: Codebook for All Parts
    • DS66: Preliminary Arizona Revenues Data
    • DS67: Preliminary California Expenditures Data
    • DS68: Preliminary California Revenues Data
    • DS69: Preliminary Connecticut Expenditures Data
    • DS70: Preliminary Connecticut Revenues Data
    • DS71: Preliminary Florida Expenditures Data
    • DS72: Preliminary Florida Revenues Data
    • DS73: Preliminary Georgia Expenditures Data
    • DS74: Preliminary Georgia Revenues Data
    • DS75: Preliminary Idaho Expenditures Data
    • DS76: Preliminary Idaho Revenues Data
    • DS77: Preliminary Iowa Expenditures Data
    • DS78: Preliminary Iowa Revenues Data
    • DS79: Preliminary Kentucky Expenditures Data
    • DS80: Preliminary Kentucky Revenues Data
    • DS81: Preliminary Louisiana Expenditures Data
    • DS82: Preliminary Louisiana Revenues Data
    • DS83: Preliminary New Mexico Expenditures Data
    • DS84: Preliminary New Mexico Revenues Data
    • DS85: Preliminary New York Expenditures Data
    • DS86: Preliminary New York Revenues Data
    • DS87: Preliminary Oregon Expenditures Data
    • DS88: Preliminary Oregon Revenues Data
    • DS89: Preliminary Texas Expenditures Data
    • DS90: Preliminary Texas Revenues Data
    • DS91: Preliminary Wisconsin Expenditures Data
    • DS92: Preliminary Wisconsin Revenues Data
    • DS93: Preliminary West Virginia Expenditures Data
    • DS94: Preliminary West Virginia Revenues Data
    • DS95: Final Missouri Expenditures Data
    • DS96: Final Missouri Revenues Data
    • DS97: Final Missouri Debt Data
    • DS98: Final Raw Data on Missouri Revenues
    • DS99: Final Raw Data on Missouri Expenditures
    • DS100: Categories of Expenditures, Revenues, and Debt for Final Missouri Data (Parts 95-97)
    • DS101: Codebook for Parts 1-64
    • DS102: Codebook for Parts 65-94
    • DS103: Codebook for Parts 95-100
Temporal Coverage
  • 1790 / 1915
    Time period: 1790--1915
  • 1984 / 1991
    Collection date: 1984--1991
Geographic Coverage
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
Collection Mode
  • 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.

Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SES-8419857, SES-8706814, and SES-8908272).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9728 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09728.v1
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    • ID: 10.1215/01455532-26-4-623 (DOI)
  • Sylla, Richard, Wallis, J., Legler, John B.. Historical economics: U.S. state and local government. NBER Reporter.14 -1995.

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

Sylla, Richard E.; Legler, John B.; Wallis, John (1993): Sources and Uses of Funds in State and Local Governments, 1790-1915: [United States]. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.