The North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP) brings together complete-count census data from late-nineteenth-century Canada, Great Britain, Iceland, Norway, and the United States into a single harmonized database. When released in 2005, the final version of the database will include the records of nearly 90 million people. The project will consistently code all variables across the different countries, while still retaining important national variation in census questions and responses. The authors provide a brief history of the project, discuss the main issues involved in creating a harmonized international census database, and outline the methodological and research opportunities the completed database will provide for scholars.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Mar 2003|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
5. Funding for the initial data cleaning and coding has come from a wide variety of sources. In Great Britain, the sources of funding include the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, and the University of Essex Research Promotion Fund; in Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Harold Crabtree Foundation, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), and the University of Ottawa Research Partnerships Programme; in Norway, the Norwegian Research Council, the Norwegian National Archives, and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Tromsg; and in the United States, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
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