High School Seniors’ Co-Residential Union Expectations

The National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR) at the Bowling Green State University just published three profiles exploring high school seniors’ attitudes toward and expectations regarding cohabitation and marriage. According to their research, the share of high school seniors who expect to marry at some point in the future has remained constant over the past four decades, but the share of adults who do marry has decreased significantly.


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Post-secondary employment outcomes (PSEO) Beta

The Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) is a new project within the U.S. Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program. It provides participating colleges and universities with aggregate median earnings data for graduates 1, 5 and 10 years post graduation. 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. Public-use PSEO data in CSV format are currently available for Texas, Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin. PSEO visualization tool, https://lehd.ces.census.gov/data/pseo_beta_viz.html allows for comparisons of employment outcomes.


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News from Roper Center

Polls conducted by Monmouth University Polling Institute in 2000s and 2010s are now available from the Roper Center. Check out the collection of Monmouth questions in Roper iPoll at this link, https://tinyurl.com/y28hm978. The Roper Center recently received 825 datasets from the University of Hong Kong’s Public Opinion Programme. This collection represents the views of over 698,000 respondents from over 583 questions, with many repeated trend items from 2007-2018. A selection of Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach surveys were converted from column binary format to SPSS, Stata, ASCII, and CSV by the Roper Center. These surveys measured the opinions of national adults in Germany between February 1950 and August 1952.

The Roper Center has expanded its acquisitions policy to include recently developed survey methods, including online non-probability samples. The Roper Center Transparency Project aimed at increasing disclosure and data sharing in the field of public opinion polling was introduced recently.

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NADDI 2019 Conference

The North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI) 2019 will take place in Oattwa, Canada from April 24 to April 26. The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences. The conference theme is “Benefits of Describing Statistical Production and Variables.”  Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada, will give a keynote presentation, “Enabling Modernization of Official Statistics with Metadata Standards” on April 25. Early rate registration closes on Friday, March 29.


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IPUMS International: An Introduction Webinar

IPUMS International: An Introduction is scheduled on Thursday, March 28 at 11 AM CST. It will provide an overview of the available datasets, topics, website features, and basics for accessing data and extracts in IPUMS International. Another webinar will be given in Spanish and is scheduled on April 15, at 11 AM CST.


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Linkage Library at ICPSR

ICPSR has a new repository for researchers to share data and code across disciplines. Funded by a National Science Foundation grant (#1744065), it is built as a community for collaboration. Researchers can upload their code and data to this new repository or provide a link to their GitHub or other public sites.


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Panel Study of Income Dynamics Announce New Data Release – March 11, 2019

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) announce the release of Wave 40 data. The release includes data “for 9,607 families and 26,445 individuals collected between March-December 2017, including the Parent Identification File, Marriage History File, Childbirth and Adoption History File, and Pregnancy Intentions File.” For more information about this data, go to:


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ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

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 24 – July 19 and July 22- August 16) are available from ICPSR Summer Program website. Registration will open up on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. There are several scholarships covering registration fees for one or both four-week sessions. Application for scholarships is due on Sunday, March 31. Please contact sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu for any questions related to 2019 ICPSR Summer Program.


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Roper Center Has a New Website

A new website went live at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. A Roper Roundtable webinar is scheduled on Wednesday, February 13 at 9 AM CST. It will review navigation, recent and forthcoming functionality on the new site. Registration is available at https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6glKKoPnTb6fV7CNVeJpIw. In 2018, 16 new data providers were added to the Roper Center. The Latin American data provider, Datos Group and the Russian polling firm VCIOM are among the new additions.

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ANES 2018 Pilot Study Data Released

The 2018 Pilot Study is now available for download from the Data Center. It was conducted for the purpose of testing new questions and conducting methodological research to inform the design of the ANES 2020 Time Series study. It provides public opinion data following the 2018 midterm elections in the United States. Topical policy issues such as immigration, health care, taxes, tariffs and trade, opioid drugs, and gun control are included. You need to register before you can download data.

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