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The North Atlantic Population Project: Progress and Prospects
Abstract The North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP) is a massive database of historical census microdata from European and North American countries. The backbone of the project is the uniqueExpand
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A Review of Economic Evaluations of Community Mental Health Care
The authors review the methodology and findings of economic evaluations of 42 community mental health care programs reported in the English-language literature between 1979 and 2003. There were threeExpand
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Longitudinal Studies of Human Growth and Health: A Review of Recent Historical Research
This paper reviews recent literature using stature and weight as measures of human welfare with a particular interest in cliometric or historical research. We begin with an overview of anthropometricExpand
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The North Atlantic Population Project An Overview
Abstract The North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP) brings together complete-count census data from late-nineteenth-century Canada, Great Britain, Iceland, Norway, and the United States into aExpand
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“Big Data” in Economic History
Big data is an exciting prospect for the field of economic history, which has long depended on the acquisition, keying, and cleaning of scarce numerical information about the past. This articleExpand
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The impact of kin availability, parental religiosity, and nativity on fertility differentials in the late 19th-century United States.
METHODS Most quantitative research on fertility decline in the United States ignores the potential impact of cultural and familial factors. We rely on new complete-count data from the 1880 U.S.Expand
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Family structure and childhood anthropometry in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1918
Abstract Concern with childhood nutrition prompted numerous surveys of children’s growth in the United States after 1870. The Children’s Bureau’s 1918 ‘Weighing and Measuring Test’ measured twoExpand
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Physical growth and ethnic inequality in New Zealand prisons, 1840–1975
The British colonization of New Zealand after 1840 was marked by an unusual concern compared to other settler colonies to incorporate the indigenous Māori population into the new society. But despiteExpand
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Tall, Active, and Well Made? Maori Stature and Health in New Zealand
We examine physical well-being among New Zealand Maori from the 1700s to the mid-twentieth century. After colonization Maori stature declined slowly. Late nineteenth century Maori and PakehaExpand
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Historical Census Record Linkage.
For the past 80 years, social scientists have been linking historical censuses across time to study economic and geographic mobility. In recent decades, the quantity of historical census recordExpand
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