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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U.S. National Center for Health Statistics Report on the Vital Statistics System

The National Center for Health Statistics recently released a report, “The U.S. National Vital Statistics System: Transitioning Into the 21st Century, 1990–2017: Programs and Collection Procedures”, that highlights changes to the National Vital Statistics System. This system contains data, publications, and other resources that represent a variety of jurisdictions responsible for registering vital events (e.g. births, marriages, deaths, fetal deaths, and divorces) throughout the nation.

The report is available for downloading from NCHS (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 1, Number 62, March 2018, .pdf format, 74 pages). See: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_01/sr01_062.pdf

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IPUMS Global Health: DHS and PMA

IPUMS Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) newly released six samples and almost 3,000 new variables. They include variables on pregnancy termination, childbearing, women’s work, marriage and sexuality, family planning, HIV, malaria, postpartum care, health care access, treatment of child fever/respiratory illness, and vaccinations. Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) is a new international survey series at IPUMS. PMA harmonized dataset has 900 variables about women of childbearing age and their households collected in 10 countries in Africa and Asia.

https://www.ipums.org/globalhealth.shtml

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Harmonized HRS Data Released

The Health and Retirment Study (HRS) has recently released a harmonized version A dataset using data from Wave 1 through Wave 12. It includes demographic, health, physical measurement, and functional limitations variables. The Harmonized HRS is available for direct download in Stata, SAS, and SPSS format from the HRS Data Downloads (http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=reg). Users first need to register at HRS website and agree to the Conditions of Use before they can access HRS public release data.

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How to Access Pew Research Center Survey Data

Pew Research Center makes its survey data available to the public for secondary analysis after all the reportings for a given study are completed. This “How to access Pew Research Center Survey Data” blog (http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/09/how-to-access-pew-research-center-survey-data/) explains the process Pew takes before its survey data is released. Find Pew’s research data at this Download Datasets page, http://www.pewresearch.org/download-datasets/.

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Archonnex: ICPSR’s New Data Dissemination System

Archonnex is now seamlessly connected to ICPSR website. It offers a pleasing design with functional tabs featuring familiar contents on the study homepage. Serach and discovery run faster and more efficiently. Visitors will find additional customizable filters, download statistics with visualization, charts and tables, updated version control, and many features on the results page. ICPSR spent two years in designing and building this new data dissemination system specifically for research data discovery, reuse, and preservation. To see an Archonnex demo, go to ICPSR YouTube page at https://youtu.be/MQLHZx467e4.

https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/index.jsp

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National Household Education Surveys, 2016 Data Released

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released files for the 2016 National Household Education Surveys (NHES). NHES provides information on Americans’ educational experiences from birth through age 65. Its topics include early childcare and education, children’s readiness for school, parents’ involvement in education, school choice, homeschooling, and adults’ non-degree credentials for work.

https://nces.ed.gov/nhes/dataproducts.asp

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IPUMS Adds a New Data File

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Samples (IPUMS) project at the University of Minnesota has recently added a new study to their collection. The Medical Expenditure Panel Study (MEPS) Household Component data is now available from IPUMS. The initial release of IPUMS MEPS data “includes over 1,000 annual summary variables from the 1996-2014 MEPS Full-Year Consolidated files.” For more information, go to:

https://meps.ipums.org/meps

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ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

The ICPSR Summer Program offers a comprehensive curriculum in research design, statistics, data analysis, and methodology. It also provides a great opportunities for networking with participants representing about 30 different disciplines from more than 350 colleges around the world. Over 80 courses will be offered in four-week sessions and three-to-five day workshops this summer. A complete list of four-week courses in two sessions (June 25 – July 20 and July 23- August 17) are available from ICPSR Summer Program website. Registration will open up on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. There are several scholarships covering registration fees for one or both four-week sessions. Application for scholarships is due on Saturday, March 31. Please contact sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu for any questions related to 2018 ICPSR Summer Program.

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/

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