Author Archives: Lu Chou

Understanding Social and Economic Data

Wisconsin Federal Statistical Research Data Center (WiscRDC) is coordinating and hosting remote participation in a free online course, “Understanding Social and Economic Data”, taught by Warren Brown and Lars Vilhuber of Cornell University. It is designed to provide students a … Continue reading

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New Data Releases from IPUMS

The 2016 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data is now available from IPUMS Health Surveys. It includes supplemental variables on hepatitis, diabetes, chronic pain, food security, child mental health, heart disease and stroke prevention, tobacco, internet and email usage, and … Continue reading

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Utilizing the Gateway to Global Aging Data

Finalized Harmonized Data from Mexico (Harmonized MHAS), version A has just been released. It can be downloaded in Stata, SAS, and SPSS format under the Imputed/Harmonized tab at http://www.mhasweb.org/Data.aspx. The Harmonized MHAS can be easily used for conducting cross-country analysis. … Continue reading

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Crime and Safety in U.S. Public Schools

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a First Look report on crime, violence, discipline, and safety in U.S. public schools. This report can be downloaded from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2017122. It presents findings from the 2015–16 School Survey on Crime and … Continue reading

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Early Millennials: The Sophomore Class of 2002 a Decade Later

This Statistical Analysis Report was released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on June 29.  It uses data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, a multifaceted survey designed to study the 2002 sophomore cohort’s transition from adolescence … Continue reading

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China’s Economic Data: An Accurate Reflection, or Just Smoke and Mirrors?

This article by Michael T. Owyang and Hannah Shell at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis examines China’s economic data. They address the widespread skepticism of Chinese official economic data and offer some alternative measures of China’s economic growth. https://www.stlouisfed.org/~/media/Publications/Regional-Economist/2017/Second_quarter_2017/China.pdf

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Pew Research Center Report Examines America’s Complex Relationship with Guns

Pew Researcher Center released a report on public’s attitudes toward gun ownership and gun control policies on June 22.  It is based on Pew’s American Trends Panel waves 25 and 26 conducted in March and April 2017. About four-in-ten adults … Continue reading

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

CLEA Release 10 (20170530) includes 60 new elections from 24 countries. It now covers close to 1,800 elections from 154 countries and territories. GeoReferenced Electoral Districts (GRED) issues Beta 2 release. GRED files are georeferenced maps providing the boundaries for … Continue reading

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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016

Indicators of School Crime and Safety is a joint publication of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This annual report provides detailed statistics about current aspects of crime and safety in schools … Continue reading

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2017 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference Proposal/Demonstration Deadline Approaching

The 2017 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference “Educators Run on Data” will take place Tuesday, August 1–Thursday, August 3, 2017 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. https://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=2681 Please be mindful about these approaching deadlines: Friday, May 12, 2017: Deadline to … Continue reading

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