Category Archives: Public data

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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New National Academies Press publication on 2014 SIPP Redesign

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has recently published the final version of The 2014 Redesign of the Survey of Income and Program Participation: An Assessment (2018). The Survey of Income and Participation (SIPP) is a national survey conducted … Continue reading

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“Are these data for me?”

The Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) system designed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is an online, interactive tool to introduce many NCES datasets to data users. Two types of DLDT modules are available: common modules and dataset-specific … Continue reading

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UK Data Service Announces 1961 & 1971 Microdata Sample Release

The UK Data Service is an organization that provides access to a large collection of socio-economic data from the United Kingdom, for the purposes of teaching and research. Data types include quantitative, qualitative, multimedia, and non-digital material from a variety … Continue reading

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OpenICPSR

OpenICPSR is a self serve data repository for researchers who need to deposit their social and behavioral science research data for public access compliance. Researchers can share up to 2 GB data in OpenICPSR for free. Researchers prepare all data … Continue reading

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Fragile Families & Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS)

The Fragile Families & Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) has a redesigned publication archive.  This archive features over 650 publications using FFCWS data.  It can be searched by keywords, author’s last name, publication type, and a text search of the title … Continue reading

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