Thursday, November 21 / 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Session 49
The Data of Labor History

Chair: Peter Meyer, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Discussant: Peter Meyer, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

1. A Different History Manifesto: Data Need Not Be “Big” or “Clean”Clare H. Crowston, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Claire Lemercier, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

2. Measuring Skill: Gender, Race, and Occupations in the Early-20th Century U.S. CensusCristina Groeger, Lake Forest College.

3. Occupational Data and Classification: An Old and Recurring Dilemma for Labor and Social HistoriansMargo Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

4. The Persistence and Change of Classification in Official Statistics: The Case of Forced Labour.Theresa Wobbe, University of Potsdam.

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