Mining Microdata:

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

Supported by

Partnership: Great Britain

University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

Kevin Schürer, Professor of History and Pro Vice Chancellor

Roles: Great Britain principal investigator, project management, preparation of 1911 E&W census, data analysis and manuscript preparation

University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom

Matthew Woollard, Director, UK Data Archive

Roles: Dissemination of data relating to project for GB/E&W

Kevin Schürer, an expert on British families and fertility decline, has been working with nineteenth-century census data for the past 25 years, and he oversaw the creation of a massive collection of microdata from the 1881 census. Recently, Schürer was awarded a major grant to partner with a genealogical firm to create integrated census microdata for every enumeration from 1851 to 1911, and that data will be incorporated into NAPP - Migration and Mobility. Matthew Woollard is one of Britain’s foremost experts on historical occupational structure.

Partnership: Canada | USA