Methodological papers

The methodological paper provides an explanation on the gathered data and is given for each cross section and region of interest. All participants of the collaboratory are required to make such a paper, in order to provide insight to the construction of the dataset. Keep in mind that the data provided by this collaborator is an interpretation of the different scholars and not a direct reflection of the sources. To create a dataset as complete as possible, assumptions (eg. on geographical scope) and estimations (eg. on labour in the informal sector) were made by scholars who specialize in the areas they provide data for. The methodological paper requires the scholars to explain all steps towards the construction of their dataset and is therefore an incremental part of the data itself.

PLEASE NOTE:

During 2016, our project pages and data files will be moved to a new platform. All published data is available here. For all the datasets (and accompanying methodological papers listed below, click here.

 

Methodological papers per region and cross section

 

1500

1650

1800

1900

1950 (Africa)

2000

WESTERN EUROPE

Italy (Andrea Caracausi)

   

Available

The Netherlands (Jacques van Gerwen)

   

Available

Spain (Josemiguel Lana-Berasain)

   

Available

Venice (Andrea Caracausi)

Available

   
EASTERN EUROPE

Russia (Gijs Kessler / Dmitrii Khitrov)

Available

THE AMERICAS

Argentina (Raquel Gil Montero)

   

Available

Bolivia (Raquel Gil Montero)

   

Available

Brazil (TarcĂ­sio Botelho)

 

Available

Available

   
Unites States of America (Jet Vlaanderen)  

Available

   
EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

Japan (Christine Moll-Murata)

  

Available

  

Available

China (Christine Moll-Murata)

Available

 

Available

  

 

Taiwan (Christine Moll-Murata)

Available

Available

   

 Java (Ulbe Bosma)

 

Available

  

Ceylon (Pim de Zwart)

 

Available

    
AFRICA
South Africa (Bill Freund)     

Available

The guideline for the methodological paper provides insight to what standards the methodological papers are held. Please note that this is a guideline; participants are free to add information they feel is relevant and alter the format of the paper, as long as the minimum requirements are met.

As a minimum, the methodological paper contains the following elements:

  • Remarks on the geographical scope;
  • Source critical remarks;
  • Estimations and extrapolations made in the construction of the dataset;
    • How did the scholar estimate the economically active population? 
    • What steps did the scholar take to estimate the labour relations?