Mining Microdata:

economic opportunity and spatial mobility
in Britain, Canada and The United States, 1850-1911

Supported by

Partnership: Canada

University of Guelph, Historical Data Research Unit, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Kris Inwood, Professor of Economics

Roles: Canada principal investigator, project management, data analysis and manuscript preparation. Supervision of linking and programming

Luiza Antonie, Department of Economics

Roles: Development and implementation of programmes for linking individuals across censuses

University of Montréal, Département de Démographie, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Lisa Dillon, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Programme de recherche en démographie historique

Roles: Preparation of 1852 and 1881 Canadian census data, data analysis and manuscript preparation

University of Alberta, Department of History and Classics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

University of Victoria, History Department

Peter Baskerville, Professor of History and Classics/Humanities Computing

Roles: Preparation of 1911 Canadian census data, data analysis and manuscript preparation

Peter Baskerville, Lisa Dillon, and Kris Inwood have been collaborating for several years to develop linked historical Canadian census data. Baskerville and Inwood jointly developed a SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Report on the Digital Economy entitled Canada’s Digital Heritage: The Nation’s Historical Data in an International Context. Each leader of the three Canadian teams has published extensively on nineteenth-century Canadian society, especially on issues of work, family, and economic development.

Partnership: Great Britain | USA