HUD and the Census Bureau has released metropolitan area summary tables from the 2015 American Housing Survey. It includes summary tables for the 15 largest metropolitan areas and 10 additional large metropolitan areas. The 2015 AHS provides statistics on housing quality, housing cost, and neighborhood assets.
The data is available via the AHS Table Creator http://tinyurl.com/zsd47ej
China Data Center at the University of Michigan will host a webinar to introduce a new product, China and US Map Library Online on January 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST. This new product provides online statistical maps on population, economy, geography, environment, education, health, industries, and business of the U.S. and China. To register for this free webinar, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5412910416955633410.
“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 Doctorate Recipients, and the National Survey of Recent College Graduates.” Data can be accessed at:
The Data and Information Service Center’s Country Statistical Yearbook Library Guide continues to be the second most heavily accessed Guide on the campus library system. The Yearbook Library Guide contains links to “country statistical yearbooks or similar collections (census, “facts and figures,” etc.) for 154 countries and NGO organizations worldwide.”
To access the Yearbook library guide go to:
“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, Greenland, Slovakia, Vanuatu, and Venezuela.” For more information about CLEA go to:
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research [Cornell University] has developed a series of briefs that highlight opinion data related to the 2016 Presidential race. The posts include:
– Roper Data at the Presidential debates
– Curbed Enthusiasm: Voting in 2016
– None of the Above: Polling and Third-Party Candidates
– Candidates and tax returns
– Podiums, Platforms and Polls: Public Opinion on the Election Debates
To begin exploring these posts, go to:
“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the availability of public-use files (PUF) for the questionnaire data from the first wave of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. The PATH Study PUF is downloadable from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).”
“The PATH Study is a household-based, nationally representative, longitudinal cohort study of 45,971 youth (12-17 years) and adults in the United States. The study was launched in 2011 to inform FDA’s regulatory activities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that was signed into law in 2009. Data in the first wave were collected from September 2013 to December 2014.”
To access the data and documentation:
PATH study homepage can be found at:
The US Census Bureau has created a “Summer Camp Webinar” series. The purpose of the series is to introduce data users to the resources available at the Census Bureau, and to provide real world examples of how Census Bureau data can be utilized for research. The webinars and video tutorials can be found at:
“Distance Learning Dataset Training,” (July 2016). Note: “The Distance Learning Dataset Training System, or DLDT, is an online, interactive tool that allows you to learn about NCES data across the education spectrum and evaluate it for suitability for particular research purposes. The DLDT computer-based training modules are designed to introduce you to a multitude of NCES datasets, their design, and considerations for analysis to facilitate successful analyses.”
On May 16, 2016 (1:00pm EST), ICPSR will hold a webinar on Chinese Census Data available at the UM China Data Center: “This workshop will give an introduction to some background of the census data of China, the primary differences between the US census data and China census data, the methodology for building GIS-based census data products, and the technology for integrating those census data from different sources and years in a spatial system for easy access and analysis. It will also discuss some applications of those census data, possible limitations of those census data products, and their potentials in future applications.” For more information, including registration, go to: