Author Archives: Lu Chou

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. Please be mindful about these approaching deadlines: Friday, May 12, 2017: Deadline to … Continue reading

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American National Election Studies 2016 Time Series Data Released – April 5, 2017

The American National Election Studies (ANES) just released the 2016 Time Series Study. Face-to-face and Internet interviews with over 4,200 American citizens were conducted for 2016. There was a pre-election survey between Sept. 7 and Nov. 7, 2016 and a … Continue reading

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Medicaid Waiver Dataset: Coverage for Childless Adults 1996–2014 – March 29, 2017

This new study was added to DISC Online Archive. It identifies the presence and characteristics of Medicaid coverage for adults without dependent children for each state in the U.S. and the District of Columbia.

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2015 American Housing Survey Data Release – March 29, 2017

The microdata and codebook for the 2015 American Housing Survey were released by the U.S. Census Bureau on March 29, 2017. This release  includes the National Public Use File and the Metropolitan Public Use File.

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IPUMS Has a New Look

IPUMS portal ( has a new look.  Updates and new features have been added to IPUMS data projects. Visitors can still access their data and data tools free of charge but will find it is easier to access their projects … Continue reading

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DataLumos at ICPSR

DataLumos ( is an open-access repository newly established at ICPSR.  The public can recommend government data resources to be archived in DataLumos.  The public can directly deposit valuable government data resources related to social sciences in this new data repository.  … Continue reading

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IASSIST Responded to President Trump's Executive Order on Visas and Immigration

The International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) issued a statement in response to President Trump’s executive order on visas and immigration on February 13, 2017.  IASSIST is an international organization of professionals working in and with … Continue reading

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Public Data in the Time of Alternative Facts

On January 25, 2017 the Trump Administration mandated that his political appointees review studies or data from scientists at the Environmental Protection (EPA) before they can be released to the public. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and U.S. Representative Paul Gosar … Continue reading

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