Surviving slavery: mortality at Mesopotamia, a Jamaican sugar estate, 1762–1832, by M. Forster and S. D. Smith, pages 907–929.
Contents of folder
1. The data set in ASCII, tab-delimited, format: “2011_03_17_surviving_slavery_FOR_RELEASE.txt”
2. Extract of Stata do file for descriptive statistics and inferential analysis (females only: results for males uses similar code): “2011_03_17_surviving_slavery_DSTATS_INF_FEMALES.do”
3. Extract of Stata do file for g-estimation: “2011_03_17_surviving_slavery_GESTIMATION.do”
POINTS TO NOTE
1. The data set contains only the variables arising directly from the Bodleian Library sources. Users will need to define their own variables (for example, denoting slaves imported from Africa or slaves transferred from within Jamaica). The do files provide some guidance on the categorisations used in the published article.
2. Users will need to make modifications to the do files if they wish to run them on their own computers.
3. The files are made available in good faith in the hope that they will encourage researchers to replicate our results and pursue other interesting lines of research. Every effort has been made to avoid errors, but to guarantee that they have been eliminated would be unrealistic. Users therefore use the data and associated code at their own risk.
4. We welcome feedback on the data set and files and would be grateful to know if errors are identified.
5. Please check carefully the information available in all available sources relevant to the paper - the journal article itself, the supporting information (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-985X.2011.00713.x/suppinfo) and the Working Paper version of the article (http://ideas.repec.org/p/yor/yorken/09-03.html) - before contacting us with queries. We regret we shall be unable to respond to requests for information if that information is already in the public domain.
Department of Economics and Related Studies
University of York
York YO10 5DD
S. D. Smith
The Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation
University of Hull
Hull HU1 1NE