Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20101
Authors: 
Ullman Chiswick, Carmel
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 858
Abstract: 
Historical Statistics of the United States is the premier source of quantitative evidence on American economic, social, political, demographic, and institutional history. Introduced in 1949 as a time-series supplement to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, it has inspired similar efforts in countries around the world. At the time of this writing, when the current edition is a quarter-century out of date, Historical Statistics is still a basic reference generating hundreds of citations annually in academic, professional, and journalistic publications. This essay describes the origins of this influential work and how it evolved over time.
Subjects: 
Historical Statistics
Statistical Abstract
U.S. Census Bureau
time series
quantitative evidence
JEL: 
C8
C1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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