Category Archives: Public data

Comparing First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students

About 20 percent of first-generation college students had obtained a bachelor’s degree 10 years after their sophomore year in high school, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  That is 50% lower than continuing-generation … Continue reading

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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.  https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-tps24.html

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IPUMS Has a New Look

IPUMS portal (https://www.ipums.org/) 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 (https://www.datalumos.org/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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