Brian A'Hearn, Carlo Ciccarelli

Literacy in the Italian census of 1911: disaggregating the data

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Keywords: literacy, demography, geography, migration, sex ratios, economic history

We present a newly digitized dataset of age- and gender specific population and literacy figures from the 1911 census, for 276 sub-provincial administrative units (circondari). We illustrate and discuss geographic patterns in literacy and sex ratios, and use the data to investigate migration patterns. We find suggestive evidence of negative selection among migrants.

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