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Date of Award
Campus Access Master's Thesis
Master of Science in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology (MS)
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Department of Social Sciences
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The last 50 years have brought about substantial improvements in studying the daily lives of populations in historic cities, especially across North America and England. Overlooked in many of these studies are the children who also lived in these cities and were impacted by their built and social environments (B&SE). This thesis explores the B&SE of schoolchildren in Michigan’s Copper Country around 1920 using a set of local school records contextualized in an existing Historical Spatial Data Infrastructure (HSDI). Using this data and contextualization, this thesis presents a methodology for processing and integrating children’s historical spatial microdata into an existing HSDI. Using this methodology, it then examines the impacts of children’s B&SE on health through the creation of two composite indices. These indices are significantly correlated with presence of infectious disease in a child’s home, while these effects are significantly moderated by the household head’s income.
Stone, Timothy Josiah, "DEEP MAPPING THE DAILY SPACES AND HEALTH OF CHILDREN IN THE HISTORIC INDUSTRIAL CITY", Campus Access Master's Thesis, Michigan Technological University, 2022.