One Percent Sample of 1990 Census. DAT Files.
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DescriptionOn July 1, 1990, the People's Republic of China conducted the country's 4th national census. More than 1.1 billion persons were counted in the 1990 census. The 1990 census questionnaire contained some 19 items (see the Codebook in this collection), including the following: name; relationship; sex; age; nationality (self id); registration status; for persons 6 years +: education; for persons age 15 years +: industry; occupation; "nonworking" person status; marital status; residence in 1985; for women aged 15-64: # children ever born; # children surviving; for women aged 15-49: birth and birth order in 1989; household items: HH type (domestic or collective); HH serial No.; # of persons in HH; # of births in HH in 1989; # of deaths in HH in 1989; # of registered persons absent from the HH, and the name and sex. The main source of data from the 1990 census is: Population Census Office under the State Council 1991, Major Figures of the Fourth National Population Census of China, Beijing: China Statistical Publishing House. The China Population and Information Research Center subsequently released a 1% Sample of the individual questionnaires from the 1990 Census. This is the 1% 1990 China Census data-set now residing in the China Archives collection. The data-set on the China Archive consists of separate 1% samples for each of China's three municipalities (Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin) and provinces and autonomous areas. The total number of cases in this 1% sample is over 11 million. The data are available line by line (one line per case) in a "dat" format.
China Population and Information Research Center. Data User Services Branch (1990). One Percent Sample of 1990 Census. DAT Files.. Available electronically from