448:595 Quantitative Analysis of Historical Data

CODEBOOK: RESIDENTS OF THE THREE PERIPHERAL NEIGHBORHOODS IN MILWAUKEE IN 1905. THE DATAFILE IS FROM ROGER SIMON'S STUDY, THE CITY BUILDING PROCESS.

There are 15 VARIABLES describing 1081 CASES for the residents. If the VALUE for any variable is missing or unknown, there will be a . or a blank in the cell.

VARIABLES IN THE DATA MATRIX:
    WARD YRBUILT PERSONS FIRSTFAM AGE FAMILIES
    OCC$ NATIV$ NATIVP$ OWN PROPVALU VALUENOW
    SIZE BLDGTYPE$ CASE

1. WARD: The Ward the family lived in (14th, 18th, 20th or 22nd)
2. YRBUILT: The Year the dwelling they are living in was built, (last three digits only, 888 = 1888, 929 = 1929)
3. PERSONS: The total number of Persons living in the dwelling as recorded in the 1905 Wisconsin Census
4. FIRSTFAM: The total number of Persons in the first family in the dwelling
5. AGE: Age of the head of the household
6. FAMILIES: The number of Families living in the dwelling
7. OCC$: Occupational Group of the Household Head
        profcler = Professional and Clerical Workers
        prop = Proprietors
        skilled = Skilled Worker
        skillpart = Partly Skilled (semiskilled) Workers
        unskilled = Unskilled Workers
8. NATIV$: Nativity Group of Household Head
        amer = born in North America
        gb = born in Great Britain
        germ = born in Germany
        polish = born in Poland
        resteur = born in another country of Europe
9. NATIVP$: Nativity Group of Household Head's parents (same coding scheme as NATIV$)
10. OWN: Whether the residents own or rent the dwelling (0 = No or renter; 1 = Yes or owner)
11. PROPVALU: Assessed value of the structure for tax purposes in 1905
12. VALUENOW: Assessed value of the structure in 1905 converted to 2002 $.
13. SIZE: Square Footage of dwelling
14. BLDGTYPE$: Type of dwelling:
        cottage
        duplex
        residence
        store
        apthouse
        church
        warehouse
15. CASE: Case identifier (for use later in the semester)