Al Yellon <ayellon@...>
David Goldman wrote:
Either these were errors of the census taker, or somebody was pulling
Without knowing that much about Russian censuses, I can tell you that in my
research into US censuses of 1900 and 1910, the very same thing happened in
It was the result of one of several reasons: either the person giving the
information to the census taker simply didn't know the true ages; or there
was a reason to lie to avoid military service, or taxation, or something.
150 years later, it's almost impossible to know.
I think it would be more a result of misinformation *given* than
misinformation written down by the census taker.