'Women do not count, neither shall they be counted': Suffrage, Citizenship and the Battle for the 1911 Census

  title={'Women do not count, neither shall they be counted': Suffrage, Citizenship and the Battle for the 1911 Census},
  author={Jill Liddington and Elizabeth Crawford},
  journal={History Workshop Journal},
  pages={127 - 98}
The 1911 census, released in 2009, is of particular interest to historians. Additional columns recorded for the first time the number of years a woman had been married, her children still living and those who had died. Moreover, the census was taken at a time of heightened political momentum. The Liberal government pushed for ambitious welfare reforms; at the same time, the Votes for Women campaign was growing vigorously. Suffrage organizations decided to boycott the census in protest at women… 

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