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Reconstructing business proprietor responses for censuses 1851-81: a tailored logit cut-off method. Working paper 9.2.

Bennett, Robert and Montebruno, Piero and Smith, Harry and van Lieshout, Carry (2019): Reconstructing business proprietor responses for censuses 1851-81: a tailored logit cut-off method. Working paper 9.2.

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Abstract

This paper extends the reconstruction method developed in WP 9 to identify entrepreneurs 1851-81. Its aim is to identify the individual employers and own-account business people for 1851-1881, where employment status was not explicitly identified in the population censuses. This paper develops a method of variable logit cut-offs tailored to each occupation code. This allows the original census responses can be supplemented to give approximately all employers and own account. The aim is to provide a further resource for subsequent researchers, which is available in the database deposited at UK Data Archive (UKDA) as the British Census of Entrepreneurs 1851-1911 (BBCE), derived from the ESRC-supported project ES/M010953 Drivers of Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses.

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