Making Sense of the Census Revisited: Census Records for England and Wales 1801-1901 : a Handbook for Historical Researchers

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Institute of Historical Research, 2005 - England - 232 pages
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"Making Sense of the Census Revisited is a key reference work for all those approaching census studies. It includes details of the structure and geography of the census, and has comprehensive information on the houses, households, individuals and occupations that appear in the census returns."--BOOK JACKET.

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Edward Higgs is Professor of History at the University of Essex, UK. He was a senior research fellow at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine of the University of Oxford, 1993-1996, and a lecturer at the University of Exeter from 1996 to 2000. His early published work was on Victorian domestic service, although he has written widely on the history of censuses and surveys, civil registration, women's work, the impact of the digital revolution on archives, the information state, and the history of identification.

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