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House Committee Hearing on the 2020 Census

On October 12, 2017, the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on issues facing the 2020 Census. Video of the full hearing is available at the site (the hearing is in two parts). Witness statements … Continue reading

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New US Census Reports Highlight Recent Changes in Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage – September 19, 2017

On September 12, 2017, the US Census Bureau released two reports featuring the most up-to-date data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States. The two reports are: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016 (P60-259) Health … Continue reading

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New IPUMS data collection — December 1, 2016

“The Minnesota Population Center has released a new data project: IPUMS Higher Ed. IPUMS Higher Ed is composed of three National Science Foundation surveys of college degree holders in the United States: the National Survey of College Graduates, the Survey of … Continue reading

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Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA) Data Release – October 28, 2016

“The latest CLEA data release (Release 9 – 20161024) includes 89 new elections from 27 countries, increasing our coverage to a total of 1,720 elections from 142 countries. Elections from six new countries and territories are included: Aruba, Faroe Islands, … Continue reading

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2016 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

The ICPSR Summar Program will consist of two four-week courses that will take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan (June 20-July 15, 2016 and July 18-August 12, 2016). In addition, the Summer Program will also offer 35 3 to 5 day … Continue reading

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Orientation to the China Data Center at the University of Michigan Webinar

On December 3, 2015, the University of Michigan will host a webinar designed to provide an introduction to the new China Data Center. “A primary goal of the Center is the integration of historical, social and natural science data in … Continue reading

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New link to International Financial Statistics – September 24, 2015

A new link to the International Financial Statistics database at the International Monetary Fund can be found in the “Shortcut to Selected Data Sources” pick list on the DISC homepage. Please note that you will need to register for an … Continue reading

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Roper Center for Public Opinion Research Moving to Cornell University

The Board of Directors for the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research has announced that the Center will be moving from the University of Connecticut to Cornell University. The move will occur on November 7, 2015. For more information about … Continue reading

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ICPSR DDI Webinar

ICPSR has announced a May 4 webinar entitled “Creating a Harmonized Custom Data Extract for MIDUS using DDI 3.2.”  The MIDUS (Midlife in the United States)  study has been using DDI for “nearly 10 years” to help document and provide … Continue reading

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openICPSR becomes Recommended Data Repository

Scientific Data, “an open access journal from Nature Publishing Group that aids discoverability, citation, and reuse of research data,” has recommended that openICPSR will be an officially recommended data repository. For more information about this, please see the ICPSR News … Continue reading

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