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Study Report

Study Number: AH-014-003-2-1-United States-QueryLogic-1850

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: MicroAnalyst: census of population and housing, United States: integrated public use microdata series, 1850-1970.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / QueryLogic Corporation  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: IPUMS

Date Accessioned: 10/1/2003

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This product was purchased from QueryLogic. Its friendly interface, MicroAnalyst allows user to view and select variables from the integrated public use microdata series (IPUMS), 1850-1970 data. It can also create summary statistics or extracts subsets from the IPUMS. Please note that the 1890 data are not available because they were destroyed in a fire, while the 1930 data have not been released from the Census Bureau yet. MicroAnalsyt release 2.3 CD was received from QueryLogic. This new release can run under Windows 2000. For installation, run MicroAnalyst Setup from the start menu and install it to C:\Program Files\MicroAnalyst\ folder. Set dplsguest permission to RWE. Run the data module setup for each census. For IPUMS, the data files are copied to the hard drive.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 9/17/2003

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy user's guide and help files within MicroAnalyst data module. View MicroAnalyst web brochure.

Abstract: The integrated public use microdata series (IPUMS) consists of public use samples of the American population drawn from eleven federal censuses. Some of these samples have existed for years, and others were created specifically for this database. These samples, which span the censuses of 1850 to 1970, collectively comprise our richest source of quantitative information on long-term changes in the American population. However, because different investigators created these samples at different times, they employed a wide variety of record layouts, coding schemes, and documentation. This has complicated efforts to use them to study change over time. The IPUMS assigns uniform codes across all the samples and brings relevant documentation into a coherent form to facilitate analysis of social and economic change. The data series includes information on a broad range of population characteristics, including fertility, nuptiality, life-course transitions, immigration, internal migration, labor-force participation, occupational structure, education, ethnicity, and household composition. The information available in each sample varies according to the questions asked in that year and by differences in post-enumeration processing. In general, the later census years provide a greater range of characteristics than the earlier ones, though the earlier censuses often contain greater detail for the variables that are available. A full listing of available variables can be found in the documentation section entitled IPUMS Variable at the IPUMS website.

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