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Statistics & Data for the Social Sciences
Guide to locating data sets commonly used by social scientists and other researchers on a wide range of topics.
A distinguished group of economic historians have teamed up with younger researchers to pilot the application of new techniques to big data. Topics addressed in this volume include prices and the standard of living, money supply, credit markets, land values and land use, transport, technological innovation, and business networks. Research methods include simultaneous equation systems, stochastic trends and discrete choice modelling.
Historical Statistics in Print
Yes, some data and statistics are available in print!
Historical decennial census publications in pdf format from 1790 to present.
"Special Collections & Reports" link provides access to additional historical census bulletins and data such as for imports & exports, manufactures, and religious bodies.
Historical Statistics & Data: International
Some historical census data is published and can be located in the library catalog. Keyword search "Census" with the desired country, or ask a librarian for assistance.
For most provinces, includes the census returns of 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1906, 1911 and 1916, and list each person by name with the following details: age; sex; country or province of birth; religion; racial or ethnic origin; occupation; and marital status. Links to additional Canadian census sources.
Ireland Includes recent and historical Irish census data. The Censuses of 1901 and 1911 are available online in full, while aggregate data is available in pdf form for 1926-1991. Interactive tables are available for 1996, 2002, and 2006. 2011 data will be included as it becomes available.