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New Survey of London Life and Labor, 1929-1931

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Eichengreen, Barry
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1987-01-12
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
commuting (travel); cost of living; household composition; households; income; labor force; pensions; quality of life; Social Security; unemployment; unemployment benefits; welfare services; work; workers
Description
  • Abstract

    This dataset provides information on unemployment and labor-force participation among working class residents of interwar London. Variables include information on household composition, hours worked both last week and in a full week, last week's earnings and full week's wages, weekly cost of transport to and from work, receipt of unemployment benefits, pension income, poor relief, amount of rent, and income from other sources such as subletting rooms.
  • 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1929 / 1931
    Time period: 1929--1931
  • 1983 / 1986
    Collection date: 1983--1986
Geographic Coverage
  • England
  • Global
  • Great Britain
  • London
Sampled Universe
Working class residents of London.
Sampling
Ten percent sample of the New Survey of London Life and Labor plus a supplementary sample of 50 percent of the households containing at least one unemployed person.
Note
2010-06-30 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SES 839-8994).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8539 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08539.v2
Publications
  • Eichengreen, Barry. Unemployment in interwar Britain: New evidence from London. Journal of Interdisciplinary History.17, (2), 335-358.1986.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/204769 (URL)
  • Eichengreen, Barry, Freiwald, Susan. From Survey to Sample: Labor Market Data for Interwar London. Historical Methods.18, (4), 125-136.1985.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

Eichengreen, Barry (1987): New Survey of London Life and Labor, 1929-1931. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08539.v1