Category Archives: US Census

Financial Characteristics of Cities in the United States, 1905-1930 – September 5, 2018

The following research study is now available in the online archive of the Data and Information Services Center (DISC): Financial Characteristics of Cities in the United States, 1905-1930 (Christopher Curran, Principal Investigator) Data was collected in the summer of 1969 … 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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Upcoming Sponsored Events @ IPUMS

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) will offer the following educational opportunities in the summer of 2018: The Time Use Across the Lifecourse 2018 conference will give researchers an opportunity to present abstracts for papers which address questions, issues, … Continue reading

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New Data Training Opportunities from the US Census Bureau – July 20, 2016

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 … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Mobile App dwellr: What’s Your Dream Location?

Late last month, the Census Bureau unveiled dwellr, a new mobile app aimed at matching individuals with their dream relocation venue. The app offers a quiz of user preferences for their ideal living conditions (City or country? Bike or drive … Continue reading

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Rescheduled Releases: Census, BLS

The U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics have announced revised data-release schedules. Census Bureau: Revised Economic Indicator Calendar Census Bureau: Revised American Community Survey Release Schedule Updated Schedule of Bureau of Labor Statistics News Releases The BLS report … Continue reading

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U.S. Federal Data Websites and the Shutdown

Beginning October 1, 2013, the U.S. government entered a partial shutdown.  Major federal data web sites have been affected to varying degrees. As of October 8 (updated): Census Bureau — OFFLINE.  “Due to the lapse in government funding, census.gov sites, … Continue reading

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Help Improve Census 2020 and Other Surveys

From the U.S. Bureau of the Census: The Census Bureau is pleased to announce a new opportunity for you to participate in research that will lead to improving the 2020 Census and other surveys that the Census Bureau collects. If … Continue reading

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Webinar: ACS Data for Small Geographic Areas and Population Subgroups, July 10

ACS Data for Small Geographic Areas and Population Subgroups Date: Wednesday July 10, 2013 Time: Noon-1:00pm Central Register online for this webinar The American Community Survey (ACS) provides a continuous stream of updated information for states and local areas, and … Continue reading

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Pew Research: Lessons from the German Census

D’Vera Cohn of the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project writes about the 2011 German census, how the results exposed pitfalls in German administrative record-keeping, and how that weakness is relevant for U.S. Census efforts. When the results … Continue reading

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