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Census and Poor Law Union Data, 1871-1891

Title details

SN: 7822
Title: Census and Poor Law Union Data, 1871-1891
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7822-1
Depositor: Plewis, I., University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST)
Principal investigator(s): Plewis, I., University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST)
Data collector(s): Plewis, I., University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST)
Schmidt, E., University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST)

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Plewis, I. (2015). Census and Poor Law Union Data, 1871-1891. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 7822, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7822-1

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Subject Categories

Administrative history - History
Economic conditions and indicators - Economics
Economic history - History
Population censuses - Population, vital statistics and censuses
Social history - History
Use and provision of specific social services - Social welfare policy and systems

Abstract

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The paper Udny Yule read to the Royal Statistical Society at the end of the nineteenth century (Yule, 1899) was a landmark in social statistics. He applied multiple regression analysis to a question of social policy, namely reforms to the 19th century system of poverty alleviation in England. To do this, Yule created a dataset from administrative and Census data. Yule's original dataset was not preserved, but because his data were drawn from public sources, it is possible to reconstruct it, albeit with some slight differences from the original. This report provides a description of how the dataset was reconstructed and how it varies from the one used in the 1899 paper.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1871 - 1891
Country: England
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
599 Poor Law Unions of England, 1871-1891
Kind of data: Numeric data
Universe: National
Inhabitants and Paupers of 599 English Poor Law Unions, 1871, 1881 and 1891
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
with longitudinal elements
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Method of data collection: Transcription of existing materials
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 09 November 2015
Copyright: Copyright I. Plewis
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0): These data are available to any user for any purpose under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
User Guide 7822uguide.pdf 1298
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_7822_Information.htm 6
READ File read7822.htm 10

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Plewis, I. (2015) ‘Multiple regression, longitudinal data and welfare in the nineteenth century: reflections on Yule (1899)’, submitted to Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A.
Plewis, I. and Schmidt, E. (2015) ‘Reconstructing G. Udny Yule’s 1899 pauperism dataset’, CMIST Report 2015-3.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Yule, G. U. (1899) ‘An investigation into the causes of changes in pauperism in England, chiefly during the last two intercensal decades (Part 1) (with discussion)’, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 62, 249-295.

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