What is the subject content of NAPP data?
The data series includes information on a broad range of population characteristics, including fertility, nuptiality, life-course transitions, immigration, internal migration, labor-force participation, occupational structure, education, ethnicity, and household composition.
Users should note that not all the subjects enumerated in the censuses were transcribed for the machine readable datasets available through NAPP. The British, Canadian, and United States’ data was transcribed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and they omitted some variables. For example, in the United States information on school attendance, literacy, months unemployed, and sickness was omitted. Similar information on school attendance and “infirmities” was omitted in the transcription of the 1881 Canadian census.