New NCHS report on co-habitation — June 4, 2018
The National Center for Health Statistics has published a new report “A Demographic, Attitudinal, and Behavioral Profile of Cohabiting Adults in the United States, 2011–2015.” The report, written by Colleen Nugent and Jill Daugherty, “provides a profile of sexually experienced, cohabiting adults aged 18–44 in the United States based on 2011–2015 data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG).” The report is available at:
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) just released The Condition of Education 2018. It is a congressionally mandated report contains key indicators on the condition of education in the United States at all levels, from prekindergarten through postsecondary, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons.
CLEA Release 11 (20180507) includes an additional 95 new elections from 58 countries, increasing its coverage to over 1800 elections from 162 countries and territories. CLEA archive now consists of over 1 million observations. CLEA data are available in Stata, SPSS, R, and SAS formats, and as Excel and tab-delimited text files. All files can be downloaded for free at www.electiondataarchive.org
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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/.
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.