I'm doing a panel study on infant mortality in England and Wales, 1851-1911, and want to use fertility as an independent variable. While I could simply use GFR as my measure, it would be better to reproduce the approach of Woods, Watterson and Woodward (1989) by using Coale and Watkins' index If of total fertility. My question is whether anyone knows of a good data set which provides this for England and Wales by Registration District.
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[Ed. note (PBK): Thanks to our friends at H-Histbibl for noticing this intriguing resource.]
A Digital Reading of Twentieth Century Demography
Emily Klancher Merchant, a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan, has published online a digital supplement to her dissertation:
Working with the Censu Bureau we have created a series of Census Explorer Visualizations. The last one of which tracked the changing Fortunes of Young Adults (those 18-34) in 1980, 1990, 2000, 2009-2013. All can be accessed here.
A more full blown system for examing Census Data over time, is the tool Social Explorer
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