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When using this data, please acknowledge financial support from NIA grant P30-AG012810 through the NBER. unzips to the births_data directory.

If you just want the "cleaned" data, you can just focus on the "5_births_data-cleaned_stata" subfolder, which has cleaned Stata files ("clean_natalityYYYY.dta") that should be ready for you to use.

natality_documentation_all.xls is the main doc prepared by Heidi Williams. 

4_births_data-uncleaned_stata/ is the file used to clean the 4_births_data-uncleaned_stata/natalityYYYY.dta files

3_births_data-formatted_excel/natalityYYYY.xls are re-formatted versions of the original excel files put into a standardized format across years and a few other fixes.

2_births_data-original_excel/natalityYYYY.xls are the original files as received from the data entry firm.

1_births_data-original_pdf/YYYY.pdf has the original PDFs sent to the data entry firm.

When using this data, please acknowledge financial support from NIA grant P30-AG012810 through the NBER.

natality_documentation_all.[xls|csv]  has fields year,file name,original file location,table, page number start, page number end, by county of residence?, by attendant?, by race?, by urbanicity?, other notes

Jean Roth , 2010-01-21



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