The Neighborhood Atlas

This online interactive tool allows visitors to rank and map neighborhoods according to socioeconomic disadvantage metrics. Researchers can download data and merged them with other data sources to examine how neighborhood disadvantage impacts health. Neighborhood Atlas updates and expands the Area Deprivation Index (ADI), a measure created by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to the Zip+4 zip codes. It presents data on socio-economic factors including poverty, education, housing and employment indicators drawn from US Census data.

https://www.neighborhoodatlas.medicine.wisc.edu/

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Update on Voting Behavior in the Wisconsin State Legislature

Data for 2017-2018 Wisconsin Legislature session has been added to this series. It includes the final floor votes on all bills. This series encompasses the Senates and Assemblies of Wisconsin Legislatures for 1965-1966, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, and 2017-2018. The original source of the floor-vote data is the Legislative Reference Bureau of the State of Wisconsin. Legislator background data were coded in close approximation to the “Biographical Directory of the American Congress” (BDAC), 4th and 5th editions.

http://www.disc.wisc.edu/archive/wislegislature/index.html

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Argentine Chamber of Deputies, 1904-1955: Roll Call Voting Records and Member Characteristics – July 17, 2018

The Data and Information Services (DISC) recently added the following research study to its online archive:

Argentine Chamber of Deputies, 1904-1955: roll call records and member characteristics (Peter Smith, Principal Investigator)

This study was initially deposited at the Data and Program Library Service (which later became DISC) in April of 1974 by Dr. Peter Smith, a history professor at the University of Wisconsin- Madison during that time. Since then, data files and documentation for the study have been available by request only.

As of July 2018, users are now able to access all study documentation (e.g. codebook, biographical and roll call data files) online; a free registration is required in order to download data files. The codebook is available in PDF format.

The biographical data file contains information on the deputy’s sex, marital status, year and place of birth and death, level of education, occupation, class origin, membership in organizations, and political career. The roll call file contains all the roll calls for every session of the Chamber of Deputies from 1904-1955. Datasets are available in raw ASCII, Stata, and SPSS file formats, with the corresponding command files and data dictionaries.

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New NCHS Report Highlights Fertility Measures From the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) – July 11, 2018

– New NCHS Report Highlights Fertility Measures From the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) – July 11, 2018

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has recently released a new report that hightlights new fertility measures derived from the 2011-2015 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) data. The report – “Fertility of Men and Women Aged 15–44 in the United States: National Survey of Family Growth, 2011–2015” – presents “presents national estimates of selected fertility measures for both men and women in the United States during 2011–2015.” To view the report, go to:

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr113.pdf

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New KIDS COUNT Data Book – June 27, 2018

New KIDS COUNT Data Book – June 27, 2018

Today, the Anne E. Casey Foundation released the 2018 KIDS Count Data Book. The Data Book provides indicators of child well-being based on four topical areas: Economic Well-Being, Health, Education, and Family and Community. Within each topical area, the Data Book provides four indicators of child well-being (for a total of sixteen indicators). The indicators are used to produce National and State rankings of child well-being. For more information about the Data Book, including links to this year’s edition, go to:

http://www.aecf.org/resources/2018-kids-count-data-book/

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New NCHS Report on Co-habitation — June 4, 2018

New NCHS report on co-habitation — June 4, 2018

The National Center for Health Statistics has published a new report “A Demographic, Attitudinal, and Behavioral Profile of Cohabiting Adults in the United States, 2011–2015.” The report, written by Colleen Nugent and Jill Daugherty, “provides a profile of sexually experienced, cohabiting adults aged 18–44 in the United States based on 2011–2015 data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG).” The report is available at:

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr111.pdf

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The Condition of Education 2018

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) just released The Condition of Education 2018. It is a congressionally mandated report contains key indicators on the condition of education in the United States at all levels, from prekindergarten through postsecondary, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons.

https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/

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The Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA) Releases New Data

CLEA Release 11 (20180507) includes an additional 95 new elections from 58 countries, increasing its coverage to over 1800 elections from 162 countries and territories. CLEA archive now consists of over 1 million observations. CLEA data are available in Stata, SPSS, R, and SAS formats, and as Excel and tab-delimited text files. All files can be downloaded for free at www.electiondataarchive.org

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U.S. Census Bureau release new data files on post-secondary earnings – April 4, 2018

Today, the US Censue Bureau released the beta version of a new public use data file – Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO). “Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) are experimental tabulations developed by the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program at the U.S. Census Bureau. PSEO data provide earnings and employment outcomes for college and university graduates by degree level, degree major, and post-secondary institution. These statistics are generated by matching university transcript data with a national database of jobs, using state-of-the-art confidentiality protection mechanisms to protect the underlying data.” The first data release (in comma-delimited format), includes data from the University of Texas System.

https://lehd.ces.census.gov/data/pseo_beta.html

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U.S. Census Bureau releases new health insurance data – March 28, 2018

Today, the Census Bureau released new data on health insurance – Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE). SAHIE provides data on the number of individuals with and without health insurance coverage at various geographical levels. A new report – “Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2016,” by Lauren Bowers, Carolyn Gann, and Rachel Upton (P30-03, March 2018, .pdf format, 12p.) is part of the data release. Data for 2016 can be downloaded in zipped comma-delimted format. Access to both the report and data is available at:

https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sahie.html

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