Data on the net
Social Science Data on the Net

1990 US Census Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) (Univeristy of Virginia)
PUMS contain housing unit and person records drawn from the 1990 U.S. census sample (long form). This site:
  • allows for the creation of customized subsets from the rectangularized 5% PUMS file for Virginia and the 1% PUMS files for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The system will create the customized subset and prepare it for ftp delivery.
  • allows for the computation of a variety of descriptive statistics for variables in the data files. The data files are the 1% 1990 PUMS samples for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and the 5% 1990 PUMS file for Virginia.
  • provides access to crosstabulations for user defined combinations of two or three variables in the data sets. The data files are the 1% 1990 PUMS samples for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and the 5% 1990 PUMS file for Virginia.
The PUMS codebook is also online here.
An excellent data site!!!

1995 Data Analysis Exposition (sponsored by the Statistical Graphics Section of the American Statistical Association)
The datasets for 1995 are drawn from two sources, U.S. News & World Report's Guide to Americas Best Colleges and the AAUP (American Association of University Professors) 1994 Salary Survey which appeared in the March-April 1994 issue of Academe.
The U.S. News data contains information on tuition, room & board costs, SAT or ACT scores, application/acceptance rates, graduation rate, student/faculty ratio, spending per student, and a number of other variables for 1300+ schools. This dataset is protected by copyright, is reproduced with permission of the copyright holder(s), and may not be downloaded or otherwise copied, except solely for the purpose of analysis in connection with the American Statistical Association's 1995 Data Analysis Exposition. The data are reproduced with the permission of the publisher. Most of the data are for the 1993-94 school year. You may wish to consult a copy of the U.S. News source for more detailed descriptions of the variables.
The AAUP data contains information on faculty salaries for 1161 American colleges and universities. The dataset includes average salary, overall compensation, and number of faculty broken down by full, associate, and assistant professor ranks. This dataset is taken from the March-April 1994 issue of Academe. Faculty salary data are for the 1993-94 school year. You may wish to consult a copy of the special issue of Academe for more detailed descriptions of the variables.

The 1998 Green Book Overview of Entitlement Programs (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)
The Green Book consists of background material and data on programs within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives. It is compiled by the staff of the Committee from many sources and it provides program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, poverty and taxation. It has become a standard reference work for those interested in the direction of social policy in the United States. Includes: Social Security: The Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Programs; Medicare; Supplemental Security Income; UnemploymentCompensation; Earned Entitlements for Railroad Employees; Trade Adjustment Assistance; Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Child Support Enforcement Program; Child Care; Title XX Social Services Block Grant Program; Child Protection, Foster Care, and Adoption Assistance; Social Welfare Programs in the Territories; Tax Provisions Related to Retirement, Health, Poverty, Employment, Disability and Other Social Issues; The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; Other Programs; Data on the Elderly; Health Status and Expenditures of the Elderly, and Background Data on Long-Term Care; National and International Health Care Expenditures and Health Insurance Coverage; Medicare Reimbursement to Hospitals; Medicare Reimbursement to Physicians; Data on Employment, Earnings, and Unemployment; Data on Families; Data on Poverty; Budget Tables; Noncitizens; Spending for Income-Tested Benefits, Fiscal Years 1968-96; Monitoring the Effects of Welfare Reform

African Population Database (United Nations Environment Programme / Global Resource Information Database (UNEP/GRID))
African Population Database Authored by Uwe Deichmann National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 Contents *Acknowledgments * Introduction * Part I: Boundary and population data I.1 Discussion of Data Sources * Boundaries * Population Data I.2 Population Projections and Data Quality * Estimation of population figures * Census Data * Additional sources of error * Part II: Raster data II.1 Gridding Approach * Summary description of the method * Construction of the transportation network * Setting up urban data * Run accessibility calculation * Interpolation * Adjustment of the accessibility measure * Distribution of population * References * Download Data ftp * Appendixes *A.1. Illustrative Example of the Stability of Population Estimates * A.2. Africa Population Database Summary Table * A.3. Attribute Item Definitions * A.4. CountrySpecific Documentation * A.5. Map of Administrative Units in Africa * A.6. Population Density Grid for 1990.
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The Almanac of American Politics
Contains a wealth of political information including some state demographic data and campaign finance data.

The American National Election Studies
The American National Election Studies (ANES) produces high quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation to serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists who want to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes. Central to this mission is the active involvement of the ANES research community in all phases of the project. Time Series Studies, conducted around each national election. In presidential election years, the study is typically conducted both before and after the election (that is, a pre-election study and a post-election study), while for congressional election years the study has typically been conducted only after the election (a post-election study).

The American National Election Studies ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior
The Guide provides immediate access to tables and graphs that display the ebb and flow of public opinion, electoral behavior, and choice in American politics over time. It serves as a resource for political observers, policy makers, and journalists, teachers, students, and social scientists. The Guide contains data from 1948 through 2004 and is updated as new data become available.
  1. Social and Religious Characteristics of the Electorate
  2. Partisanship and Evaluation of the Political Parties
  3. Ideological Self-Identification
  4. Public Opinion on Public Policy Issues
  5. Support for the Political System
  6. Political Involvement and Participation in Politics
  7. Evaluation of the Presidential Candidates
  8. Evaluation of Congressional Candidates
  9. Vote Choice
Questions represented in the Guide are a small but significant portion of the questions that have been asked in the American National Election Studies time-series.

American Religion Data Archive (ARDA) (Purdue University)
American Religion Data Archive
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Purdue University
1365 Stone Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1365
The American Religion Data Archive (ARDA) collects quantitative data sets for the study of American religion. Most files are from surveys, but other forms of quantitative data collections on religion are available as well. Documentation: Users may search the documentation of multiple studies or categories of studies to locate the full text of survey questions. When a question is identified, you may view full marginal frequencies and selected cross-tabulations of responses (e.g., with age, marital status, education, sex, political party affiliation) as tables. Users may also save question text from multiple searches to a "Question Bank" for easy printing or downloading. Data: Users may browse a list of studies grouped by type, view study descriptions and entire codebooks for individual studies, create cross-tabulations of particular variables, and download documentation and raw data for later analysis. Examples of data sets available include: Religion and Politics Survey, 1996; American Congregational Giving Study, Gallup Poll, 1993; Presbyterian Panel Series; Survey of African-American Priests and Seminarians, 1992; Churches And Church Membership In The United States, 1990 (counties and states); and Church Of The Nazarene Annual Report Of Pastor To The District Assembly, 1995.

Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)
AHEAD is a longitudinal survey of a representative sample of US individuals aged seventy and older and the families in which they reside. The focus of the AHEAD survey is to understand the impacts and interrelationships of changes and transitions for older Americans in three major domains: health, financial, and family. The questions are designed to represent the most important policy issues and to reflect the main multidisciplinary models of the aging process. The survey waves are spaced two years apart. The first-wave data are now available. Data for the second wave will be collected starting October 1995, and the third wave is in the planning stages.

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics (University of Virginia)
Statistics have been collected and issued annually for the members of the Association of Research Libraries since 1961-62. Before that, annual statistics for university libraries had been collected by James Gerould, first at Minnesota and later at Princeton. These data cover the years 1907-08 through 1961-62, and are now called the Gerould statistics. The whole data series from 1908 to the present represents the oldest continuing library statistical series in North America. The current ARL statistics include data on collections, staffing, expenditures, interlibrary loans, and library and university characteristics. At present 1993 and 1994 data are available from this page. You can generate reports by using the various menu selections, or you can transfer the data in ASCII (.txt) or .wk1 format. Data and documentation for the years from 1908 through 1992 can be ordered from the ARL office. Eventually the 1908-92 data will be accessible here.

Bankruptcy (News Releases, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts)
This page provides links to News Releases which give totals by month of bankruptcy filings in the United States as well as other News Releases.

Basic Tables: 1990 Demographic Profile Generator (US) (Urban Information Center, University of Missouri St. Louis)
This application generates a single 1990 "Basic Tables" (demographic profile) report for any of the supported geographic units, including census tract, block group, city (no size limit), 5-digit ZIP code, state, county or metro area for anywhere in the United States. Enter only codes relevant to the area for which you want data. There are lots of helpful examples. The reports are available in plain text or HTML table at the user's discretion.

The Bell Curve Page (Eric Rasmusen)
The Bell Curve Page Administered by Eric Rasmusen,, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Charles Murray has provided the data he used in the analysis in his book, The Bell Curve . This is a directory from which you can pick the file you want. The NBER has a working paper by Korenman and Winship which looks at the SES measure more.
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Biz/Ed Data
Biz/ed collects, assesses, and describes quality educational resources of use to the business and economics community. Data available here include: Sample datasets from the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS), basic financial accounts for 500 leading companies, Penn World Data, Summary international demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau, National and international events of significance to the economy.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
This site includes Statistical Releases including G.5 Foreign Exchange Rates (monthly), G.17 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization, G.19 Consumer Credit, H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base, H.4.1 Factors Affecting Reserve Balances, H.6 Money Stock, Liquid Assets, and Debt Measures, H.8 Assets and Liabilities of Insured Domestically Chartered and Foreign-Related Banking Institutions, H.10 Foreign Exchange Rates (weekly), H.15 Selected Interest Rates, and Z.7 Flow of Funds Summary Statistics. Also at this site are listings of other Fed data available through the Commerce Department, the "Beige Book" (summary of commentary on current economic conditions by federal reserve district) and links to related web sites including: Federal Reserve Banks, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Business Cycle Indicators (Medial Logic Enterprises)
This server presents a set of 256 data series commonly known as the US Business Cycle Indicators. They are used for tracking and predicting US business activity. With a few exceptions that consists of quarterly data, the historical data is monthly data, as published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (part of the US Department of Commerce). In most instances the data is complete from 1948 to the present. The data is grouped into 16 categories. They are: Composite Indexes; Labor force, Employment, and Unemployment; Output, Production, and Capacity Utilization; Sales, Orders, And Deliveries; Fixed Capital Investment; Inventories and Inventory Investment; Prices; Profits and Cash Flow; Wages, Labor Costs, and Productivity; Personal Income and Consumer Attitudes; Saving; Money, Credit, Interest Rates, and Stock Prices; National Defense; Exports and Imports; International Comparisons; and Alternate Composite Indexes.

California Labor Market Information (California. Employment Development Department)
Data by subject and by geographical areas, within California, and some comparative US data. Most data is current month only, but some historical datafiles are also available (e.g., Labor Force, Industry Employment).

Campaign Finance Contributions to members of U.S. Congress (Project Vote Smart)
For each state, a list of Senators and House Members; for each one the following kinds of information are available: campaign finance information, Biographical Data and Political Experience, Committees, Stands on the Issues, Voting Record -- Sampler, Performance Evaluations by Special Interest Groups, How to Contact.

Canadian Statistics (Statistics Canada)
Freely available tables on the land, the people, the economy, and the state. Topics include: Geography; Environment; Population; Health; Education; Families, households and housing; Labour, employment and unemployment; Culture, leisure and travel; The Latest Indicators; System of national accounts; Gross domestic product; Consumer price index; Industrial product price indexes; Raw materials price indexes; Implicit price indexes and Chain price indexes, Gross domestic product; Labour force characteristics; Merchandise trade of Canada; Monthly and Quarterly Economic Indicators; Economic conditions; International trade; Primary industries; Manufacturing and construction; Communications, transportation and trade; Finance and services; Government; and Justice and crime.

Cancer Statistics Review (CSR)
Documents in PDF format. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The SEER Program collects cancer data on a routine basis from designated population-based cancer registries in various areas of the country. Trends in cancer incidence, mortality and patient survival in the United States, as well as many other studies, are derived from this data bank.

CDC Wonder (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
CDC WONDER provides query access to about 40 text-based and numeric databases. Numeric databases can provide, for example, the numbers and rates of sexually transmitted diseases, cancer cases, or deaths in the United States. Users can request data for any disease and demographic group, by submitting ad hoc queries against available datasets. CDC WONDER also provides free-text search facilities and document retrieval for several important text datasets, including the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from 1982 to the present, and CDC Prevention Guidelines.

Census Bureau (US)
Data User Services Division (DUSD)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20233
(301) 763-2074
The Bureau is responsible for conducting and disseminating the results of the U.S. decennial census as well as other major surveys. DUSD is responsible for a broad program of assistance to census data users including distributing selected census products, providing training, producing statistical compendia, and handling user inquiries. The annual Census Bureau Catalog and Guide lists products released. The ICPSR has signed a joint statistical agreement with the Bureau of the Census to distribute 1990 Census data through the ICPSR. The link above is to the Bureau's home page. Additional starting points include the Subjects A to Z page and the search page.

Census Bureau (US) 1990 Census Lookup (U.S. Census Bureau and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Here you can build tables and view maps. Tables can be your choice of HTML, tab-delimited or CODATA format. Census data here includes:
  • 1990 Census Summary Tape File 1 (STF1) 100% count - basic demographic variables
  • STF1A (Detailed geography - county, place, tract, etc)
  • STF1C (Nation and state totals Not all tables are available.)
  • STF1D (1993) (103rd Congressional Districts)
  • STF1D (1995) (104th Congressional Districts)
  • 1990 Census Summary Tape File 3 (STF3) (Detailed geography - county, place, tract, etc),
  • STF3B (ZIP codes),
  • STF3C - part 1 (Nation and state totals, Metropolitan Statistical Areas [MSAs]),
  • STF3C - part 2 (Urbanized Areas [UAs] Under construction),
  • STF3D (1993, 103rd Congressional Districts),
  • STF3D (1995, 104th Congressional Districts),

Census Bureau (US) 1996 Statistical Abstract of the United States
The complete Statistical Abstract is available in Adobe PDF format (each individual section is available as a separate PDF file); Frequently Requested Tables are available as plain text files. The Statistical Abstract is publised by the US Census Bureau, but contains data from other Federal Agencies and private sources. It contains a collection of statistics (over 1400 tables and graphs) on social, economic, and international subjects. In addition, the Abstract is a guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.

Subjects include: National Health Expenditures, Educational Attainment-- Race and Ethnicity, Crimes and Crime Rates--Types, Child Abuse and Neglect Cases--Victim Characteristics, Federal Budget-- Summary, Department of Defense Manpower, Civilian Employment in Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, Civilian Employment in Fastest Growing & Declining Occupations, Gross State Product, Gross Domestic Product, Personal Income, & Expenditures, Disposable Personal Income Per Capita, by State, Consumer Price Indexes--Major Groups, Consumer Price Indexes--Selected Items, Money Market Interest Rates and Mortgage Rates, Bond and Stock Dividend Yields, Establishments, Employees, and Payroll, Bankruptcy Cases--States, Energy Supply and Disposition, Motor Vehicle Registrations--States, New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started, Characteristics of New Privately-Owned 1 Family Houses, Retail Sales, by Kind of Business, U.S. Exports and Imports of Merchandise, U.S. Exports and General Imports--Selected SITC Commodities, and Population and Land Area--Countries. Also, state rankings, state and county profiles, Retail trade, Wholesale trade, Consumer installment credit, Building permits and Housing starts, New home sales, New home mortgage rate, New construction, Manufacturing, Index of industrial production, Foreign trade, Money supply (M1), Consumer and Producer Price Indexes, Interest rates, Civilian labor force and unemployment, Index of leading indicators, Personal income, and Gross domestic product.

Census Bureau (US) County and City Data Book
Find the latest official statistics for 1,078 cities, all 3,141 U.S. counties, and 11,097 places of 2,500 or more inhabitants in the latest County and City Data Book. Find out about: socioeconomic and housing data from the 1990 census and the surveys that update them business in your city and county median income, tax base, and more than 100 other variables for counties and cities nationwide. Includes: Land Area, Population 1992, Population 1980, Growth Rates, Population Per Square Mile, 65 Years Old and Over, Black Population, Asian and Pacific Islander Population, Hispanic Population, Foreign-Born, Persons Speaking Other Languages, Households, Infant Death Rates, Crime Rate, Enrollment, Educational Attainment, Median Household Income, Public Assistance, Poverty Rates, Housing Built 1939 or Earlier, Median Housing Value, Renter-Occupied Housing, Public Transportation, Unemployment Rate, Labor Force, Employment in Manufacturing, City Government Taxes, and Daily Temperature, Annual Precipitation.

Census Bureau (US) Current Industrial Reports
These reports present timely data on the production, inventories, and orders for 4,400 products, which represent 30 percent of all U.S. manufacturing. The various data series include monthly, quarterly, annual, and biennial reports. Monthly and quarterly series generally include annual summaries; for some commodities, reports are only issued every year or two.

Census Bureau (US) Data Maps
Start by choosing a state, then choose data: a State profile, or Congressional Districts, and more. Also available: FIPS codes for counties and MSAs.

Census Bureau (US) Hispanic Social and Demographic Data (ftp)
Fifteen tables from the Hispanic Data report of March 1994: Age of Population by Ethnicity, Earnings of Persons, Educational Attainment of Persons, Family Income, Origin by Place of Birth, Labor Force Status, Marital Status, Occupation, Family Relationship and Poverty, Family Characteristics, Household Characteristics, Selected Social Characteristics of All Persons and Hispanic Persons, by Type of Origin, Selected Economic Characteristics of All Persons and Hispanic Persons, by Type of Origin, Selected Characteristics of All Households and Hispanic Households, by Type of Origin, and Selected Characteristics of All Families and Hispanic Families, by Type of Origin.

Census Bureau (US) Statistical Briefs
Statistical Briefs are 2 to 4 page reports issued occasionally and provide timely data on specific issues of public policy. Presented in narrative style with graphs, the reports summarize data from demographic surveys of the U.S. population. These documents are in Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). 1995 Statistical Briefs include: The Nation's Hispanic Population--1994; Poverty's Revolving Door; Health Insurance Coverage--Who Had a Lapse Between 1991 and 1993?; Housing in Metropolitan Areas--Motor Vehicles Available; Mothers Who Receive Food Stamps; Poverty Areas; Home Equity Lines of Credit: A Look at the People Who Obtain Them; Just What the Doctor Ordered: The Effect of Health Insurance Coverage on Doctor and Hospital Visits; Home Sweet Home: American's Housing, 1973 to 1993; Women in the United States: A Profile; Income and Job Mobility in the Early 1990's; Mothers Who Receive AFDC Payments; Reducing Toxins: Where to Look and How to Do It; Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Hispanic Origin Households; Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Black Households; Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Asian or Pacific Islander Households; Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Home Heating Fuel; Sixty-Five Plus in the United States; Housing of American Indians on Reservations-Plumbing; Housing of American Indians on Reservations-Structural Characteristics; Housing of American Indians on Reservations-Equipment and Fuels; Who Receives Child Support?; How Much We Earn-Factors That Make a Difference. Statistical Briefs from 1993 and 1994 are also available.

Census Bureau (US) TIGER Mapping Service
The goal of this service is to provide a public resource for generating high-quality, detailed maps of anywhere in the United States, using public geographic data. TMS Version 2.0 allows you to turn layers on and off and draw statistical maps from Census data. You can also choose the census level (tract, county, etc.) and "theme" to map (e.g., household size, age, race, etc.). You can also look up items from STF1A or STF3A. For an example, see San Diego page that lists available options.
or search for another city:

Census Bureau (US) U.S. Gazetteer
This gazetteer is used to identify places to view with the TIGER Mapping Service and obtain census data from the 1990 Census Lookup server. Enter a place name or zip code and get a list of matches. Then, browse a map of the area or see tables from STF1A, STF3A, or STF3B. Tables can be your choice of HTML, tab-delimited or CODATA format.

Census Bureau (US), FTP archive
This is the very large FTP site that includes a variety of census data including: governments, international, construction, agriculture, economic, foreign trade, population, housing, industry, and more.

Census Bureau (US), Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
Housing statistics such as Homeownership, Housing Affordability, Housing Vacancy Data, Market Absorption of Apartments, Residential Finance Data, and Residential Segregation - 1990. Also has Household Economic Statistics (including: Health Insurance, Income and Poverty, Labor Force, Poverty Dynamics, Program Participation Dynamics Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, and Wealth).

Census on CD-ROMs
Data from US government's Census CD-ROMs, available over The Internet, courtesy of UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

The Center for International Health Information (CIHI)
CIHI's purpose is to provide timely, reliable, and accurate information on the Population, Health, and Nutrition (PHN) sector in developing countries for USAID. Data here include: The Health Statistics Database (HSD) which tracks a variety of indicators of health status, population dynamics, nutritional status, use of population health and nutrition (PHN) services, behavior, knowledge, and PHN sector resources including Infant Mortality Rate, Under-Five Mortality Rate, Fertility Rate, and Contraceptive Prevalence Rate; The Health Statistics Reports (selected health and demographic statistics are brought together from multiple sources to provide an overview of health and population conditions in a given developing country; each report contains a summary table presenting current available data on demographic, child survival, and other health indicators, a variety of tables and graphs providing historical time series for some of the major indicators, and a series of graphs comparing current data for a given country with available data for the country's region, its income group, and for developing countries in general; each report concludes with notes on the data and a comprehensive list of sources cited). There are also lists of publications and links to related sites. The Center for International Health Information (CIHI) is a USAID information management activity operated by Information Management Consultants, Inc., of McLean, Virginia, in conjunction with the International Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) and The Futures Group (FUTURES).

Central European Regional Research Organization (CERRO) (gopher)
CERRO is a joint initiative of the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria; the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, CSFR; and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A. "Cerro's statistical information service was created in order to make statistical data on central european countries (by district) available via "gopher" and "ftp". To make handling of data easy, the files were constructed as SAS data files. It's important to recognize, that this service is still under con- struction. That means, that more and more data on new countries will be provided and data on just existing countries will be completed in the next weeks and months. The data about Romania, Hungary and Poland are not SAS data files and not available for districts. They are delivered by the Regents' Global Center of the University System of Georgia (USA), especially from the Institute for East West Studies (IEWS) - European Center Atlanta. For more information take a look to "organizations" and "USA". For the future we try to make data available for all central european countries on a 'district level'." Includes data about Slovakia, Czech Republic, Relations between Central European Countries, Romania, Austria, Hungary, and Poland.

CIESIN Demography Home Page
The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network. Included here are links to: Public Use Microdata Samples, Current Population Survey, Economic Census Data, County Business Patterns, County City Data Book, Statistical Abstract Supplement, National Economic Social and Environmental Databank, Regional Economic Information System, Enhanced County to County Migration 1985-1990, TIGER 1992 Boundaries, and STF3A Standard Extracts.

Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) (U.S. Department of Energy)
The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed the Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) Program to provide public access to health and exposure data concerning DOE installations. Most of the data are from epidemiologic studies conducted by DOE-funded researchers as part of the DOE Worker Health and Mortality Study. Additionally, studies of populations residing near DOE installations, and other studies of radiation health effects, such as classic studies of atomic bomb survivors and the radium dial painters, are represented in CEDR. keywords: Los Alamos National Lab cancer causes cedr78 chemical cohort study company congenital epidemiologic exposure external facilities facility female fernald flats hanford laboratory lanl life linde plant lung males malformations mallinckrodt mercury model mortality mound multiple national nickel Oak Ridge pantex phosgene plant plutonium polonium prevalence radiation registry ridge Rocky Flats savannah site smrs suicide transuranium unpublished uranium war weapons welders workers working

Currency Exchange Rates (gopher)
The United Nations provides these exchange rates for over 200 countries.

Current Population Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)
The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for more than 50 years.
see also: The CPS is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population. The sample is scientifically selected to represent the civilian noninstitutional population. Respondents are interviewed to obtain information about the employment status of each member of the household 15 years of age and older. However, published data focus on those ages 16 and over. The sample provides estimates for the nation as a whole and serves as part of model-based estimates for individual states and other geographic areas. Estimates obtained from the CPS include employment, unemployment, earnings, hours of work, and other indicators. They are available by a variety of demographic characteristics including age, sex, race, marital status, and educational attainment. They are also available by occupation, industry, and class of worker. Supplemental questions to produce estimates on a variety of topics including school enrollment, income, previous work experience, health, employee benefits, and work schedules are also often added to the regular CPS questionnaire. CPS data are used by government policymakers and legislators as important indicators of our nations's economic situation and for planning and evaluating many government programs. They are also used by the press, students, academics, and the general public. Supplementary questions can be added to the CPS interview in a particular month to gather in-depth information on specific aspects of the labor force or other topics. In March each year, the Annual Demographic Supplement includes questions on income and work experience. Questions on voting, educational enrollment, and child support are just some of the topics periodically asked in CPS supplements. See also: our local copy of the list of supplementary CPS topics which includes the months and years in which they are asked and the Bureau's page of Related Surveys.

CyberSchoolBus (United Nations)
This site has InfoNation, an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations; Global Trends, where you can get a visual overview of what is happening around the world in the form of charts and graphs, on topics such as litercy, population, irrigation, food production, infant mortality, and more; Country at a Glance, which has a brief description of each country; and more.

Data About Kansas (The Institute for Public Policy and Business Research)
The Kansas Economic Outlook and tables and graphs from the Kansas Statistical Abstract).

The Data and Story Library (DASL) (Carnegie Mellon University Statistics Department)
DASL (pronounced "dazzle") is an online library of small datafiles and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics methods. Data from a wide variety of topics, real-world examples. Good for instruction. The archive contains two types of files, stories and datafiles. Each story applies a particular statistical method to a set of data. Each datafile has one or more associated stories. The data can be downloaded as a space- or tab-delimited table of text, easily read by most statistics programs. Stories are classified according to statistical methods and major topics of interest.

Data Ferret (Federal Electronic Research Review and Extraction Tool) (U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) are available here. CPS data here include:
    January 1994 through July 1998 Basic Monthly
    February: 1998 Displaced Workers Supplement
    February: 1996 Displaced Workers Supplement
    February: 1996 Job Tenure Supplement
    February: 1995, 1997 Contingent Workers Supplements
    March: 1992 through 1997 March Supplements
    March: 1998 will be released on Thursday, September 24th April: 1995 Food Security Supplement
    May: 1995 Race and Ethnicity Supplement
    October: 1994 - 1996 School Enrollment Supplements
    October: 1997 School Enrollment Supplement should be available by early October 1998.
Users can navigate to find pre-made tables and can build their own tables and extracts.
This joint project of The U.S. Commerce Department's Census Bureau and the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) enables users to access and manipulate large demographic and economic data sets. It is designed to aid not only sophisticated researchers, but also reporters, students, government policy-makers or amateur statisticians. The CPS is a survey of about 50,000 households that the Census Bureau conducts for BLS, which is used to produce BLS' estimates of employment and unemployment. It also includes periodic supplements covering a range of topics, such as income and poverty, health insurance coverage and school enrollment. These are published by the Census Bureau. The SIPP, a Census Bureau survey of about 37,000 households, collects data monthly on sources of income and participation in government-assistance programs, as well as on various aspects of economic well-being. Among the current and future data topics that will be accessible through FERRET are: employment, health care, education, race and ethnicity, health insurance, housing, income and poverty, aging and marriage, and family. FERRET allows users to quickly locate current and historical information from these sources, get tabulations for specific information they need, make comparisons between different data sets, create simple tables and download large amounts of data to desktop and larger computers for custom reports.

Datastream is a private company that offers access to vast amounts of securities, bond, options, futures, corporate, and other economic data for a fee. The link above is to their web site that descibes their services and also offers some "complimentary" data. A very nice User Guide to Datastream is maintained by Princeton University.

UCSD students faculty and staff should contact the library for additional information about local access to the full Datastream product.

DataZone (The Economic Policy Institute)
The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy. EPI was founded in 1986 by a group of economic policy experts, including the economist Barry Bluestone; columnist and editor Robert Kuttner; Ray Marshall, secretary of labor in the Carter administration; Robert Reich, former Clinton secretary of labor; the economist Lester Thurow; and Jeff Faux, who now serves as EPI's president. EPI is supported by grants from foundations, corporations, labor unions, and individuals.
Data here includes
    Hourly Wage Decile Cutoffs, for Men , Women , or All. Share of Employment by Wage Multiple of Poverty Wage for Men, Women , or All. Average Hourly Earnings by Education Level for Men, Women, or All. Real Hourly Wages by Education, Using CPS Education Definitions Beginning in 1992. Weekly and Hourly Earnings of Production, Non- Supervisory Workers. Median Annual Earnings of Full-Time, Full-Year Workers for Men and Women. Usual Weekly Earnings of Full-Time Wage and Salary Workers, for Men, Women, or All. Median Family Income 1947-96. Share of Aggregate Income Going to Each Fifth and the Top 5 Percent of Families. Consumer Price Index, for all Urban Consumers, Series X1 (CPI-U-X1). Changes in Family Income Group by Family Type, 1979-94. Sources of Income Growth of Top Fifth, 1979-94. Change in Family Income Shares, 1979-94. Husbands' and Wives' Hours of Work, 1979-94. Role of Higher Wives' Earnings and Hours on Family income Growth, 1979-94. Effect of Wives' Earnings on Income Shares Among Married Couples with Children, 1979-94. Changes in Income Inequality of Married Couple Families with Children, 1979-94. Growth of Average Hourly Wages, Benefits and Compensation National Income and Product Accounts, 1959-94. Growth of Average Hourly Wages, Benefits, and Compensation, 1959-94.
Also, see on the EPI homepage:
    Selected corrections, clarifications, and amplifications to economics coverage in the New York Times and Washington Post; Updated weekly. An in-depth series of numerous tables tracking trends in family income statistics. Nine tables providing recently updated figures and statistics on the labor market, family income, prices, GDP, wages, poverty, trade, the budget deficit, and interest rates. Analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly employment report. Published quarterly upon release of the Bureau of Economic Analysis' quarterly GDP report. Analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly reports on the consumer price and producer price indexes.
Additionally, there are links to other data sources.

Davidson Data Center and Network (DDCN) (William Davidson Institute, Univeristy of Michigan)
William Davidson Institute c/o DDCN
724 E. University Avenue
Wyly Hall, 1st Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
Phone: 734.615.4566
Fax: 734.763.5850
E-mail Address:
Macroeconomics and Growth; Monetary Data; Fiscal Data; Prices; Finance and Banking; Labor Force, Employment and Earnings; External Sector Data; Enterprises and Privatization; Poverty and Income Inequality; Population and Social Indicators; Science and Technology; Economic Sectors; Governance and Anti-Corruption; Individual and Household Level Data; Labor Force Surveys; Household Budget Surveys; Census Data; Public Opinion Surveys; Other Surveys; Administrative Records; Firm Level Data; Enterprise Surveys; Bank Surveys; Other Firm Surveys; Administrative Data. The Davidson Data Center and Network (DDCN) is a repository and locator for data from transition and emerging market economies. The primary sources of data made available through the DDCN are individual faculty members and other researchers who study transition and emerging market economies and are willing to share their data for secondary analysis. The DDCN also serves as a portal to data from other research institutes, multilateral organizations, and commercial vendors. All data available for downloading directly from the DDCN are free of charge; however, the DDCN's archive does point to data available at other institutions which may charge a fee either for their data or delivery services. Researchers from thirty-six key international organizations and academic institutions which focus on transition and emerging market issues have already agreed to cooperate as part of the Davidson Data Center's Network. By agreeing to deposit data sets with the Davidson Data Center, the depositor is entitled to Network membership

Digital Chart of the World (Penn State University Libraries)
"This web site will allow you to download the boundaries and layers of different countries, in Arc/INFO export format, from ESRI's Digital Chart of the World data set. Our mapping function will give you a preview of the data. The entire data set is also available, on CD- ROM, at the Pennsylvania State University's Social Sciences Library or from ESRI.... The Digital Chart of the World (DCW) is an Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) product originally developed for the US Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) using DMA data."

Economagic: Economic Time Series Page (Economagic, LLP)
The site is a comprehensive collection of freely available economic data on the web. Includes a database of over 100,000 economic time series all in the same text format. Data are updated by robots the day the sources are updated. This page is meant to be a comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting. This site (set of web pages) was started in 1996 to help students in an Applied Forecasting class. The idea was to give students easy access to large amounts of data, and to be able to quickly get charts of that data. At this time, there are more than 100,000 time series for which data and custom charts can be retrieved. Vast number of economic time series, easily modified charts, all series available as Excel files. The majority of the data is USA data. The core data sets involve US macroeconomic data. The bulk of the data are employment data by local area -- state, county, MSA, and many cities and towns.
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The Economic Report of the President (1992-1994) (United States)
Full text of 1992-1994 Economic Reports of the President are available from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

The Economic Report of the President (1995) (United States)
Full text of 1995 Economic Reports of the President are available from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Economic Statistics Briefing Room (U.S. White House)
The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal economic indicators. It provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies. All of the information included in the Economic Statistics Briefing Room is maintained and updated by the statistical units of those agencies. Topics include: Output; Income; Employment, Unemployment, and Earnings Production and Business Activity; Prices; Money, Credit, and Securities Markets; Transportation; and International Statistics.

Economic Time Series Page (Ted Bos, University of Alabama at Birmingham)
About 75,000 economic time series useful for economic research, particularly economic forecasting. Mostly US data including macroeconomic data and employment data by local area -- state, county, MSA, and many cities and towns. The site was created to help students in a college Applied Forecasting class. You can retrieve raw data, custom charts, and Excel files for many of the most popular series. You can search by keyword or browse through hierarchical menus. Searching includes the ability to search 9,000 Producer Price Index series and the 50,000 Local Employment series. Browsing includes browsing by state. Sources of data include: the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Commerce, the Internal Revenue Service, the Bank of Canada, and the American Automobile Manufacturers' Association. Subjects include: Interest Rates, Industrial Production, Capacity, Utilization and Electric Power Use, Retail Sales by Kind of Business, Building Permits by Region, State, and Metro Areas, State Civilian Labor Force, MSA Civilian Labor Force, US Nonfarm Employment, State and City Employment, International Employment and Prices, Consumer Price Index by Item and Place Producer Price Index by Product, Tax Collections, National Accounts (GDP), Business Cycle Indicators (not updated), automobile production, automobile sales, Import Penetration into the US auto Markets. and US Public Debt.

EconWPA Data Sets (Economics Department of Washington University)
EconWPA is devoted to the free distribution of working papers in economics; this section of EconWPA has pointers to data sets used in the working papers.

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI) (CIESIN)
The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) maintains this site which includes data on countries. You can select from a series of questions to get detailed data related to the values of national resource indicators for one or more country. Broad topics include: Conservation of Biodiversity, Deforestation, Desertification and Drought, Global Climate Change, Oceans, Population, Stratospheric Ozone Depletion, Trade and the Environment, and Transboundary Air Pollution.

Eurobarometers (EUROPA)
Recent survey results and releases. Text with aggregate data tables.

EUROPINION Continuous Tracking Survey (CTS) (Europa)
European public opinion information based on a "continual tracking" system of public surveys. Information here includes text and tables of aggregate data.

FEC Info (Tony Raymond)
An alternative to the Federal Election Commission's own web site. Tony Raymond says he "...worked at the Federal Election Commission from 1978 through 1996. From his experiences in the Reports Analysis and Data Systems Development Divisions, he wrote FECInfo an FEC software reporting package for Federal Candidates, PACs and other committees. Tony occasionally works as a consultant for the FEC. Goal: FECInfo's goal is to provide information about Federal candidates (in a meaningful way) to as many people as it can."

Federal Reserve Board Historical Data: H.15 Selected Interest Rates
The H.15 release contains daily interest rates for selected U.S. Treasury and private money market and capital market instruments. It is published weekly. The frequency of observations for most of the following series includes daily, weekly(wed), bi-weekly(awed), monthly, and annual. Includes the following series:
  Federal funds (effective) 
  Commercial paper 1-month, 3-month, 6-month   
  Finance paper placed directly 1-month, 3-month, 6-month                
  Bankers acceptances (top rated) 3-month, 6-month                   
  CDs (secondary market) 1-month, 3-month, 6-month         
  Eurodollar deposits (London) 1-month, 3-month, 6-month
  Bank prime loan 
 Discount window borrowing 
  U.S. government securities 
      Treasury bills                      
          Auction average 3-month, 6-month, 1-year  
          Secondary market 3-month, 6-month, 1-year    
      Treasury constant maturities 3-month, 6-month, 1-year, 2-year, 3-year,
	  5-year, 7-year, 10-year, 20-year (historical), 20-year, 30-year 
      Composite Over 10 years (long-term) 
  Corporate bonds                  
      Moody's seasoned Aaa, Baa                   
  State & local bonds 
  Conventional mortgages 

Federal Reserve Board Historical Data: H.6 Money Stock, Liquid Assets, and Debt Measures
The H.6 release provides data on the monetary aggregates (M1, M2, and M3), a broad measure of liquidity (L), and domestic nonfinancial debt and on their components. M1 is narrowly defined money, consisting of the most liquid financial items -- currency and checkable deposits. M2 and M3 are broader monetary aggregates. M2 includes M1 and what are primarily household holdings of savings deposits, time deposits, and retail money market mutual funds. M3 includes M2 along with institutional money funds and certain managed liabilities of depositories (large time deposits, repurchase agreements, and Eurodollars). The release is published weekly. Some of the data reported weekly actually contain daily (weekday) observations:
Monthly Money Stock Tables
 Table 1 M1, M2, M3, and L (SA and NSA)
 Table 2 Components of M1, Non-M1 M2, and Non-M2 M3 (SA)
 Table 3 Time and Savings Deposits (SA)
 Table 4 Money Market Funds, RPs, Eurodollars, Non-M3 Components of L and 
         Debt (SA)
 Table 5 Components of M1, Non-M1 M2, and Non-M2 M3 (NSA)
 Table 6 Time and Savings Deposits (NSA)
 Table 7 Money Market Funds, RPs, Eurodollars, Non-M3 Components of L, and 
         Debt (NSA)
 Table 8 Memorandum Items (NSA)
Weekly Money Stock Tables
 Table 9 M1 and Its Components (SA and NSA)
	 currency, non-bank travellers checks, demand deposits, ocd's at
	 banks and thrifts
 Table 10 M2, M3, Non-M1 M2, and Non-M2 M3 (SA and NSA)
 Table 11 Time and Savings Deposits (SA)
 Table 12 Time and Savings Deposits (NSA)
 Table 13 Money Market Funds, RPs, and Eurodollars (SA and NSA)
 Table 14 Memorandum Items (NSA)

Federal Reserve Board of New York, Statistics Page
Daily rates (for about one week) on commercial paper, Federal Funds, prime rate, certificates of deposit, and more. Historical data includes: Commercial Paper outstanding and rates 1994-present, 10am spot rates 10/93-present 12noon 1994-present, Selected Interest Rates 10/95-08/96, and Closing composite quote sheet 7/93-10/15/96.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
FRED provides historical U.S. economic and financial data, including daily U.S. interest rates, monetary and business indicators, exchange rates, and regional economic data for Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Data include: Daily/Weekly U.S. Financial Data, Monthly Monetary Data, Monthly Interest Rates, Monthly Reserves, Monthly Loans, Quarterly Business/Fiscal Data, Quarterly Gross Domestic Product and Components, Monthly Consumer Price Indexes, Monthly Producer Price Indexes, Monthly Employment and Population Data, Monthly Exchange Rate Data, and Monthly Regional Data. Also includes: Federal Reserve Board Statistical Releases -- H3, H15, G17, etc. Summary of Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District(Beige Book) and data and programs used in articles in the journal the Review.

Finance data (Ohio State University)
This excellent page points to a summary prepared at Ohio State University on data used in finance research on WWW and in other places. You can find financial and economic data here. The Ohio State University Department of Finance has archived a variety of datasets which are available here. A few of the data sets have a small charge for use ($15 to $50). Data available here includes:
  • Annual Historical British Stock Price and Macroeconomic Data including stock prices and interest rates in the UK market starting in 1700. The data are more reliable after 1820. Also production and price information and annual share price and interest rate information starting in 1700.
  • the McCulloch/Kwon US Term Structure Database;
  • Business Cycle Data from Gordon Book; Gordon's Business Cycle book (The American business cycle : continuity and change / edited by Robert J. Gordon. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1986 ?) a lengthy appendix which contains finance and macroeconomic data.
  • Corporate Debt Issues, 1983-93; lists over 10,000 bonds, convertibles, Euronotes, MTNs, Warrant bonds and other issues by company and CUSIP number (where available)
  • Treasury Bond Futures Data, 1994-95; This dataset can be used to illustrate the huge drop in bond prices which took place in 1994. Data contain high and low prices over 20 minute intervals on Treasury Bond futures from Jan 7 1994 to Feb 3 1995. There are a total of 5347 observations in this dataset. Variables in order are date, time, high price and low price. These data were collected by a private investor using a real time data feed. An hourly series is also available.
  • Monthly Treasury Bill Rates, 1934-1995; averages of daily closing bill rate.
  • Consumer Price Index. Monthly, 1913-1995;
  • Weekly Dow Jones Industrial Average 1900-1989; The data is in date, hi, low, close, volume format. A daily version of this dataset is also available.
  • Monthly U. S. Stock Returns, 1802-1925.
  • Daily U. S. Stock Returns, 1885-1962.
  • S&P Index, 1940-1992, monthly.
  • Historical Interest Rate Data; from Sidney Homer's book A History of Interest Rates Includes French rates from the 1700's and Swedish rates from the 1800's.

Florida Ballots Project (National Opinion Research Center)
A group of the largest news organizations in the United States selected NORC to provide the definitive picture of the Florida ballots in the uncertified presidential election of November 2000. The media group chose NORC for this work because of NORC's long-standing reputation for nonpartisan, objective, and analytically rigorous data collection and analysis. Kirk Wolter, NORC's Senior Vice President of Statistics and Methodology and Professor of Statistics at the University of Chicago, has directed NORC's effort on the project. Here you will find six NORC-produced data files in SAS, SPSS, and ASCII formats. Also available are "Media Group" files. All are supplemental to the NORC data files, but critical to the replication of NORC results.

Those not familiar with statistical software packages may download the Florida Ballot Tabulator, created by Elliot Jaspin of Cox New Service. This vote tabulator is a programmed interface that allows users to examine various ballot counts that would result from the various recount strategies considered by election officials, presidential candidates, and the various courts.

French Old Regime Bureaucrats: the Intendants de Province (1661-1790) (University of Wisconsin)
The data file contains the names of Intendants and periods of incumbency in different intendances (provinces). In about 20% of the cases, years of birth, years of death, and years of entry to official service (becoming Maitre des Requetes) are also given. 377 Intendants de Province serving during the years 1661-1790. Compiled by John A. Armstrong, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Provided by the Data and Program Library Service (DPLS) of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The Gallup Organization
The Home page for Gallup. The Organization is beginning to list Gallup Poll results such as Bill Clinton: Presidential Approval Ratings, 1993-1995. (There are no raw datafiles, yet, however.)

General Social Survey (via Queens College, NY)
At this site, you can retrieve Extract, a program which permits easy data extraction from the General Social Surveys, and also the GSS data themselves in single year files. Extract runs on PCs under DOS. With Extract, you can select variables and years from the 1972-1993 General Social Surveys and then write variable definition and data files for use with SPSS, SAS, QSTATS, or dBASE. You can also output ASCII data files and variable lists. The questions from the GSS codebook have been integrated into the program to permit examination of question wording while making your selections.

General Social Survey Data and Information Retrieval System (ICPSR)
Here you can search all GSS documents, browse the GSS Codebooks, perform online subsetting, and generate cross-tabs from the GSS. The codebook includes frequecies of response over time and have links to the annotated bibliography of studies that have analyzed each variable. A "Trend Index" allows you to browse pre-built cross tabulations of variables over time. This web site is a joint project of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC).

GEOBASE Israel regional database (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
GEOBASE is organized as a geographic Data Warehouse consists of regularly updated annual and quarterly series on topics such as: economic activities, labor and wages, population, transportation, tourism, housing & construction and education. Its contents is extracted from sources such as statistical publications, local authorities databases, public services records, and summaries derived from individual level datasets. The main source of data is the Central Bureau of Statistics. GEOBASE data model incorporates three dimensions: The spatial-regional dimension - already includes all urban localities, sub-quarters in cities, regional municipalities, districts, sub-districts as well as main inter-locality roads. The time dimension - consists of annual, quarterly, monthly and other (such as censuses) items. The majority of the data is organized in time series. The content dimension - regional aggregates of population, labor force, incomes, transportation, tourism, construction, dwelling, schools and other economic activities - each series relates to one or more geographic level. GEOBASE is a joint venture of the Social Science Data Archive and the GIS Center at Hebrew University.

Health Care Financing Administration (US)
Listings of data on Medicare and Medicaid-funded inpatient and outpatient care, hospital wages, hospitals and more.

Health Insurance Statistics 1991-1993 (U.S. Census Bureau)
Longitudinal data, data from the Current Population Surveys, historical data, and more. Coverage by sex, age, education, race, residence and region, income to poverty rate.

Historical Stock Data (StockWiz)
Historical Data for S&P 500 Stocks. This site provides a limited amount of free historical stock data for those who wish to experiment with technical analysis.  The data base now contains a full year of historical stock data for the S&P 500 stocks . The composition of the S&P 500 has changed significantly since this data set was first assembled. Please see the rules for list updates in the following. The table of splits is easily parsed for use with charting software. This site now offers a package to chart and maintain stock data. The software, called Trademan, allows you to plot 30 different technical indicators and to use any textual source of historical data. The data provided are derived in part from files obtained from StockWiz .
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The History Data Service (Arts and Humanities Data Service)
The History Data Service provides a framework for the preservation and supply of historical data materials held in computerreadable form and for the exchange of information about such resources. The work of the History Data Service includes: *establishing a collection of historical data from a wide range of sources; *providing the research and teaching community with information about and access to this collection; *providing information about and access to resources held elsewhere; *a programme of data enrichment and enhancement for selected collections of data; *developing network tools to enable enhanced access to these collections; *preserving the increasing number of machinereadable historical data files that are being created across disciplines, both within and outside of higher education.
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HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base (U.S. Census Bureau, International Programs Center)
Information on the AIDS pandemic and on the HIV seroprevalence (infection) in population groups in developing countries is only available in widely scattered small-scale surveys. The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base was developed and is maintained by the Health Studies Branch, International Programs Center (IPC), Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census, with funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development. It is a compilation of information from those studies appearing in the medical and scientific literature, presented at international conferences, and appearing in the press. The database was developed on the microcomputer for portability and has a user-friendly interface. Available information for population groups in a selected country can be easily retrieved and displayed on the computer screen, printed in tabular formt, or saved to an ASCII or Lotus file. The data base is updated twice a year. The International Programs Center welcomes comments and suggestions from users of the data base. IPC also welcomes copies of articles or references to information which may have been overlooked.

Holt stock market reports. (Bob Parks, Washington University) (gopher)
1995-1999. unverified: "The Holt Stock Market Reports are generated at the close of business at the New York Stock Exchange from information posted by George Holt to The Electronic Journal Of Finance (FINANCE@TEMPLEVM.bitnet). They contain information on foreign markets, currency rates, gold, interest rates, the most active companies trading that day and many other tables of data."

Immigration and Naturalization Statistics (US)
This page provides comprehensive annual immigration statistics from 1994-1996, as well as state estimates of the United States' illegal alien resident and foreign-born populations, the Immigration Fact Sheet, and a link to U.S. Census Bureau: The Foreign-Born Population.

Information About Candidates, Parties and Other Committees (U.S. Federal Election Commission)
A wealth of campaign finance data. Data posted by the FEC includes: information about candidates, parties and other committees; downloadable databases containing data about candidates, parties and other committees; and summary files for past election cycles. The FEC also plans to post similar data for the latter six months of 1995 within the next five weeks.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (Historical Census Projects University of Minnesota )
Historical Census Projects
Department of History
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The IPUMS consists of twenty-five high-precision samples of the American population drawn from thirteen federal censuses. Some of these samples have existed for years, and others were created specifically for this database. The twenty-five samples, which span the censuses of 1850 to 1990, 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 Integrated Public Use Microdata Series includes national individual-level samples of the U.S. federal census for the years 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990. These census files are coded compatibly to allow analysis of long-run social and economic change. IPUMS-98 replaces IPUMS-95, and incorporates new data and features, including:
* new preliminary samples for 1860 and 1870
* an expanded and corrected sample for 1920
* expanded documentation, including maps and other geographic tools, enumerator instructions, and procedural histories.
* improved error correction and missing-data allocation for the samples from 1850 through 1920
* on-line documentation in html format
* on-line extraction system to select variables and subpopulations of interest
The development and dissemination of the IPUMS database is supported by grants from NICHD and NSF. There is therefore no charge for the data or on-line documentation. There is a fee for printed documentation, however. The IPUMS Project Team: Steven Ruggles, Matt Sobek, Patt Kelly Hall, Catherine Fitch, and Kate Thomas.

International Archive of Education Data (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
The International Archive of Education Data (IAED) is a project sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations. Over a period of several years, the Archive will acquire, process, document, and disseminate data collected by national, state or provincial, local, and private organizations, pertaining to all levels of education in countries for which data can be made available. Data will encompass the "inputs" to education (funding, personnel, teaching resources, facilities, teacher and student preparation, etc.), the variety of processes by which teaching and learning occur, and the "outputs" of education (graduation and matriculation rates, drop-out rates, test scores, job placements, life histories, life assessments, etc.). The data stored in this new Archive are intended to support a wide variety of comparative and longitudinal research through the preservation and sharing of data resources. The Archive seeks to serve the needs of academics, policymakers, and researchers in the field of education. Data from NCES will form the initial foundation of the Archive. The Archive, housed in and operated by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, will preserve all of the NCES public-use research data holdings and make these holdings, as resources permit, suitably available for research throughout the nation and the world. Data files, documentation, and reports are downloadable from the website in public-use format. The website features an online data analysis system (DAS) that allows users to conduct analyses on selected datasets within the Archive. Examples of data held: Private School Survey (PSS); Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS); National Household Education Survey (NHES); Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS); Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS); National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS); Recent College Graduates (RCG); Adult Education Surveys; High School and Beyond (HS&B); National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS); Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Program; National Assessments of Adult Literacy; Academic Library Survey; International Comparisons; School District Data Book.

The International Data Base (U.S. Census Bureau, International Programs Center)
The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized source of demographic and socio-economic statistics for all countries of the world. You can obtain the data through an online subsetting facility, by downloading programs to a PC and by viewing summary tables and charts. The IDB provides quick access to specialized information, with emphasis on demographic measures, for individual countries or selected groups of countries. The IDB combines data from country sources (especially censuses and surveys) with IPC's estimates and projections to provide information dating back as far as 1950 and as far ahead as 2050. Because the IDB is maintained at IPC as a research tool in response to sponsor requirements, the amount of information available for each country may vary. The major types of data available in the IDB include:
    Population by age and sex
    Vital rates, infant mortality, and life tables
    Fertility and child survivorship
    Marital Status
    Family planning
    Ethnicity, religion, and language
    Labor force, employment, and income
A complete list of variables is available.
Data characteristics:
    Temporal: Selected years, 1950-present, projected demographic data to 2050.
    Spatial: All countries of the world.
    Resolution: National population, selected data by urban/rural residence, selected data by age and sex.
Sources of the data include:
    U.S. Bureau of the Census, Estimates and Projections
    National Statistics Offices
    United Nations and Specialized Agencies Agencies (ILO, UNESCO, WHO)

International Programs Center (U.S. Census Bureau)
The International Programs Center (IPC), part of the Population Division of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, conducts demographic and socioeconomic studies. This site includes data and reports. Data include the International Data Base and the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base. Reports include Gender and Aging: Demographic Dimensions, World Population Profile, Trends in Adolescent Fertility and Contraceptive Use in the Developing World, and many others.

Journal of Statistics Education Data Archive
Instructional data from textbooks and submitted by authors. Data include: Datasets from The Basic Practice of Statistics, by David S. Moore; 1993 New Car Data; US Airport Statistics; AAUP Faculty Salary data; : NCAA Basketball Tournament Data; Cigarette data for an introduction to multiple regression; The Statistics of Poverty and Inequality; Population at Risk and Death Rates for an Unusual Episode; US Interstate System; and more. Most datasets are very small; many are accompanied by the full text of the article from the Journal.

Journal of the American Statistical Association: data from the journal (Carnegie Mellon)

Latin America and The Caribbean Selected Economic and Social Data (University of Texas, Latin American Network Information Center)
The Latin American Network Information Center has brought together data from a wide variety of sources and made them available here in easy to read table-format. There are country-specific data tables and country-comparison data tables. Also see the UT-LANIC Home Page.
Examples: data are available on: democracy, economy, education, environment, foreign assistance, health, investment, nutrition, poverty, and trade. Regional Indicators population, Gross Domestic Procduct, Consumer Price Index, capital inflow, transfers of resources, direct foreign investment, exports and imports and trade balance, debt, life expectancy, fertility rates, and child mortality rates. Regional Comparisons: access to health services, newspaper circulation, adult literacy, education expenditures, military expenditures, inflation rate, debt service, and more.

The Latin America Development Archive (LADARK) (Johns Hopkins University)
LADARK contains data sets and other information useful to social scientists who are doing research on Latin American development. These materials may be copied freely for scholarly research and educational purposes. These data sets have been produced by research projects undertaken by faculty members in the Program in Comparative International Development at Johns Hopkins University. The data sets are provided in two versions, a text (ASCII) version and a binary SPSS system file. Includes: Cuban and Mexican Immigrants in the U.S., Caribbean Urbanization in the Years of the Crisis, Adaptation Process of Cuban and Haitian Refugees, and City Population Datasets.

The Lijphart Elections Archive (University of California, San Diego)
The Lijphart Elections Archive, housed at the University of California, San Diego campus, is a research collection of district level election results for approximately 350 national legislative elections in 26 countries. The objective of the Archive is to systematically collect election statistics in as much detail as possible, including, as a minimum, the results at the level of the individual election districts in which votes are converted into seats. The Archive originally acquired print copies of the data and is now focusing on online data. The catalog of holdings details archive holdings of both print and online data as well as access to data when it can be freely disseminated. In addition the catalog links to other sources of online election data and information that can be found on the internet.

Migration News (University of California, Davis)
Mostly text, but includes numeric information.

The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, 1990/1991 - 1994/1995 University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service (DPLS))
The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program data were collected as part of annual evaluations of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. That program began in the fall of 1990 and continues as these data are being released. The program was designed to provide opportunities for poor students in Milwaukee Public Schools. In lieu of tuition, the State of Wisconsin paid the private schools what the Milwaukee Public Schools would have received in state aid for each student. The program is the first in the United States to provide major subsidies to private schools as part of a general voucher program.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel)
Climate, population, vital statistics, health, migration, tourism, balance of payments, national accounts, foreign trade, finance, price indexes, labor, wages, agriculture, industry, energy, construction, commerce, hotels, transport, communications, courts and crime.

Monthly Energy Review (U.S. Department of Energy)
The US Department of Energy's Monthly Energy Review (MER), a publication that compiles "aggregate energy statistics", has recently been enhanced by the addition of a searchable database. Users can query over sixty tables from the publication, choose variables from each table, and retrieve annual (1973-96) or monthly (the last "two or three" years) data. Retrieval is available in HTML or ASCII text (comma delimited files). MER is also available in ASCII text, .wk1, or .xls format. Historical databases are available in Microsoft Access or ASCII delimited text. Topics include: Energy Production by Source, Energy Consumption by Source, Energy Net Imports by Source, Merchandise Trade Value, Cost of Fuels to End Users in Constant Dollars, Energy Consumption per Dollar of GDP, Passenger Car Efficiency, Energy Consumption by End-Use Sector, Crude Oil, Petroleum, Natural Gas, Oil and Gas, Coal, Electricity, Nuclear Energy, Energy Prices, International Energy, and Thermal Conversion Factors.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
This weekly publication is available in PDF format and by email subscription. The data in the weekly MMWR are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments. The reporting week concludes at close of business on Friday; compiled data on a national basis are officially released to the public on the succeeding Friday. Additional information available at this site include: Bulletins from Around the World, The National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS) -- a computerized public health surveillance system that provides weekly data on cases of nationally notifiable diseases, links to health departments and organizations of US states, international organization, and other countries.

National (US) Budget Simulation ( Univ. of California, Berkeley)
The National Budget Simulation is a project of UC-Berkeley's Center for Community Economic Research and was created by Anders Schneiderman and Nathan Newman. This simulation asks you to cut the 1995 fiscal deficit in order to achieve a balanced budget. The simulation allows you to cut and increase programs of your choice. This site also includes links to Sources of Information on the Federal Budget.

National Accounts and Macroeconomic data (Christian Zimmermann)
Christian Zimmerman (Assistant professor, Department of Economics, Universite du Quebec) has posted here the data he used for his papers. These are quarterly national accounts and other macroeconomic aggregates for about twenty countries. Texts of his papers and tables are available in addition to the data.

National Agricultural Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Includes: Historic Data Products, State Statistical Offices, Agricultural Statistics Graphics.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (ICPSR)
The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) was established in 1978 under the auspices of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), U.S. Department of Justice. NACJD currently holds over 500 data collections relating to crime and criminal justice. This website provides browsing and downloading access to most of this data and documentation. You can search or browse holdings. Some publications based on the data here are available directly from the Bureau of Justice Statisics

National Bureau of Economic Research, Macro History Database
During the first several decades of its existence, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) assembled an extensive data set that covers all aspects of the pre-WWI and interwar economies, including production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions, foreign trade, and government activity. Many series are highly disaggregated, and many exist at the monthly or quarterly frequency. The data set has some coverage of the United Kingdom, France and Germany, although it predominantly covers the United States. You can browse the site using the link above or search the site:

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. NCADI is the world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse prevention. Data available here tends to be text accompanied by aggregate tables.

National Income & Product Accounts Data Visualization System (University of Virginia)
This service allows you to choose NIPA series, graph them, and obtain the series as HTML tables and raw data.

Functionality: You can choose from one of several categories of data, then choose one or more tables from that category and choose annual or quarterly, and finally choose one or more items from the tables. The results you obtain include a chart, an HTML table of the data, and an opportunity to ftp a copy of the raw data you have chosen.

Content: The data are presented in two historical series - Annual and Quarterly - from 1959 forward, and were obtained from the STAT-USA (BEA) WWW site. National income and product accounts (NIPA) show the value and composition of the Nation's output and the distribution of incomes generated in its production. The accounts include estimates of gross domestic product(GDP) - the market value of the Nation's output of goods and services - in current and real terms, GDP price measures, the goods and services that make up GDP in current and real terms, national income, personal income, and corporate profits. In addition, BEA produces specialized measures such as estimates of auto and truck output, GDP of corporate business, housing output, and business inventory and sales. Estimates of gross product originating by aindustry are prepared annually in current and real terms. Measures of the inventory and fixed capital stocks consistent with NIPA output measures are also provided. Further, the accounts provide a consistent framework within which estimates of analytic interest - such as the role of research and development in the U.S. economy or the interaction of the economy and environment - can be studied. Data conversion, statistical programming, and html and cgi development were done by Patrick Yott.

National Institute for Science Education Evaluation of "The Why Files" World Wide Web Site (Data and Program Library Service)
In February 1996, the National Institute for Science Education (NISE) created The Why Files (, a Web site designed to explain the science behind the news. In order to understand the characteristics of the users of The Why Files, a brief questionnaire was incorporated into the site. This survey was administered from March 20 through April 3, 1997 and "cookies" were used to to track usage. Responses to the survey were collected from 399 repeat users of The Why Files. The files here are the data collected in these surveys. The respondents of the survey and other data are from anywhere in the world. Descriptors: World Wide Web, science communication, Internet, new technology.

Netherlands Historical Data Archive
Netherlands Historical Data Archive
PO Box 95110
1090 HC Amsterdam
phone: (31) (0)20 4628600
The initiative for the foundation of the NHDA was taken in 1989. In 1997 the NHDA became part of the Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services (, which is an institute of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. The NHDA is now, together with the Steinmetz Archive (Dutch Social Science Data Archive) part of the Section Digital Data Archives. The NHDA preserves and maintains datasets containing historical source material. Part of the collection is freely accessible and can be downloaded from the Internet. The collection includes census data, data on colonial trade, criminal data, prosopography, itineraries etc. The NHDA is also engaged in a training programme for historians, and organizes specialized courses in the field of history and computing.

New Zealand Election Study (Department of Political Science and Public Policy University of Waikato)
"The New Zealand Election Study (NZES) is funded by the Foundation for Research, Science, and Technology (FRST). Through the analysis of political behaviour over five successive New Zealand elections, we are monitoring the democratic process in New Zealand during a period of social and economic change and, most particularly, during the transition between electoral systems: the first past the post (FPP) or plurality electoral system in effect in New Zealand from the origins of the political system, and the new Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) system which is in effect from the 1996 election. The NZES began in its present form in 1990, continued in 1993 and 1996, and is intended to include at least the second election under MMP, probably in 1999. The NZES's main source of data are questionnaires which are posted to randomly selected registered electors across the country immediately following each election. Questions focus on voting choices, political opinions, and social and demographic characteristics. The Project Director is Jack Vowles, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Waikato. Data from the 1990 and 1993 NZES programme are deposited at the Australian Social Science Data Archives at the Australian National University, Canberra and is generally available for secondary analysis."

Office of Population Research (OPR) (Princeton University)
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
The Data Archive at the Office of Population Research holds a number of specialized datasets, including: American Fertility Surveys, the World Fertility Surveys, Demographic and Health Surveys, Chinese Fertility Surveys, OECD Tables of Populations and Deaths, and more. You can also connect to the OPR Home Page.

Official Economic Information of Mexico (Ministry of Finance of Mexico)
Includes basic economic and financial data, documents and reports on economic policies, graphics and more.

Online Statistics (Statistics Canada)
CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) and Trade data statistical databases are accessible here for a fee. They contain current and historical statistics for detailed analysis.

PDF Publications (U.S. Census Bureau)
All Census Bureau publications issued since January 1, 1996. These files are Adobe Portable Document Format PDF.

Pennsylvania Statistics by County (Penn State University)
These pages will help you create maps that display statistics. Data from County Business Patterns and USA Counties

Political Database of the Americas (Georgetown University and the Organization of American States)
The Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University in collaboration with the Organization of American States, and with the generous support of the Tinker Foundation, initiated the creation of the Resource Unit on Democratic Governability and the Political Database of the Americas. Contains historical and current election results for the countries of the Americas (including: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, U.S.A, and Venezuela). Also has reference materials and primary documents in the areas of Constitutions and Constitutional Studies, Electoral Systems, civil society, political parties, and executive, legislative and judicial institutions. The sectin on electoral systems contains election laws for the countries of the Americas.

Populations of Largest Cities in PMNs from 2000BC to 1988AD
These are city population sizes for the five largest cities in each "civilization" from 2000 BC to 1988 AD. The definition of "civilization" boundaries is based on David Wilkinson's spatio-temporal bounding of political/military networks (See Wilkinson, "Central Civilization" Comparative Civilizations Review 17:31-59 (Fall), 1987. These populations were used by Christopher Chase-Dunn and Alice Willard to compute changes in urban growth and in the Standardized Primacy Index (SPI) for the several political/military networks (PMNs). The results are available in a forthcoming issue of Comparative Civilizations Review. Most of the city populations were found in Tertius Chandler's Four Thousand Years of Urban Growth, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellon Press, 1987.

PovertyNet: Data on Poverty (World Bank)
This page provides information and data on poverty monitoring. Specifically, it includes: *Trends in regional indicators *Income poverty * Social indicators * Country level indicators: *Estimates of income poverty * Estimates of inequality * Strategy 21 indicators * Social indicators * Household surveys: *Inventory of surveys by region, country and year * Results from the 1998 World Bank Census of household surveys * Link to the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) web site *Link to the Household Expenditure and Income Data for Transitional Economies (HEIDE) web site * Participatory studies: *Inventory of participatory poverty studies * Country data sets: *India Poverty Project Poverty Monitoring Database: quick access to: *Information on household surveys and participatory poverty studies *Poverty assessment summaries *Social indicators Country level indicators: Estimates of income poverty *Download the most recent estimates of income poverty from the World Bank's World Development Indicators (PDF file, 146 kb). Estimates of inequality *Download the most recent estimates of income inequality from the World Bank's World Development Indicators (PDF file, 137 kb). *Measures of income inequality: data by Klaus Deininger and Lyn Squire on Gini coefficients, cumulative quintile shares, explanations regarding the basis on which the Gini coefficient was computed, and the source of the information. Strategy 21 goals: *For the most recent estimates of the indicators selected by the OECD, the United Nations and the World Bank to track progress in achieving the Strategy 21 goals, see the OECD/DAC site. Social Indicators: *The World Bank social indicators are now available from the Poverty Monitoring Database. *UN social indicators from the UN Statistics Division. Country data sets *The India poverty project assembled detailed nationwide and statelevel statistics from 1950 to 1994 on expenditures, National Accounts, prices, wages, population, and others. The complete data are now available on line. *Read about the India Poverty Project, its approach and findings. * Read an Introduction to the data sets, what they contain, and ways you can access and use them.
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The Record of American Democracy, 1984-1990 (Gary King and Bradley Palmquist)
The Record Of American Democracy (ROAD) data includes election returns, socioeconomic summaries, and demographic measures of the American public at unusually low levels of geographic aggregation. The NSF-supported ROAD project covers every state in the country from 1984 through 1990 (including some off-year elections). One collection of data sets includes every election at and above State House, along with party registration and other variables, in each state for the roughly 170,000 precincts nationwide (about 60 times the number of counties). Another collection has added to these (roughly 30-40) political variables an additional 3,725 variables merged from the 1990 U.S. Census for 47,327 aggregate units (about 15 times the number of counties) about the size one or more cities or towns. These units completely tile the U.S. landmass. The collection also includes geographic boundary files so users can easily draw maps with these data. This ROAD Guide provides comprehensive information on the ROAD databases in a form useful for those who may wish to use the data, and (in separate sections) for those who may wish to extend our collection. We also describe the technical details of the preparation of the ROAD datasets, including exactly how every file was produced and could be replicated, extended, or improved. The Data are available from: ROAD data at Harvard-MIT Data Center and will be available from ICPSR.

Report on the American Workforce (U.S. Department of Labor)
This is the fourth Report on the American Workforce to be issued by the Department of Labor. The three themes covered in this edition -- workplace responses to an increasingly competitive global environment, the central role of improved skills for all participants in the labor market, and the balance of work and family -- will be central concerns for policymakers, researchers, and American workers and their families well into the 21st century. Includes statistical tables in PDF format covering: General conditions in the labor market, Employment and the labor force, Wages and productivity, Earnings, prices, and expenditures, Benefits and working conditions, Unemployment, and International comparisons.

Russia's Demographic "Crisis" (RAND)
(Papers containing tables and graphs.) This is an online version of a printed RAND report (see below for details). The publication volume is an outgrowth of a June 5-6, 1995 conference at which a group of Russian demographers presented the results of their pioneering research on Russia's demographic "crisis" to American colleagues from RAND, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and the International Programs Center of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The six papers here reflect the current state of knowledge in two broad categories: (1) fertility and family planning; and (2) issues in the area of health and mortality--health status, health care, and population aging. This conference was jointly sponsored by RAND's Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Demography and Human Ecology of the Russian Academy of Science's Institute of Economic Forecasting as part of a multi-year program of collaborative research, training, and institution-building on which they embarked in October, 1994. (Printed publication information: DOCNO: CF-124-CRES TITLE: Russia's Demographic "Crisis". AUTH: J. DaVanzo, G. Farnsworth PAGES: xviii, 205, DATE: 1996 COST: $ 9.00 ISBN: 0833024469) Edited by Julie DaVanzo, with the assistance of Gwendolyn Farnsworth.

San Diego / Tijuana Border Maps and Graphs
Some recent SD/Tijuana Border research projects related to the United States / Mexico border area of San Diego and Tijuana. Sources include San Diego Dialogue and EL Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) The French Institute of Research for Development in Cooperation (ORSTOM) has had a GIS site located at COLEF for several years working on the geography of the area.

San Diego Demographics
Courtesy of San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Includes brief descriptions of issues such as transportation, births, etc., and a chart or graph to illustrate each.

Scientific Data, Surveillance, Health Statistics, and Laboratory Information (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Including: Birth Defects Surveillance, CDC and ATSDR Electronic Information Resources for Health Officers, Data from Death Investigations, Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database (HAZDAT), HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Environmental Health Laboratory Sciences Exposure Assessment Programs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, The Year 2000 Issue -- Implications for Public Health Information and Surveillance Systems, and more.

Scottish Economic History Database (Alex Gibson)
Scottish Economic History Database, 1550 1780. This online database has been produced to further the dissemination of data collected during a project on^M Scottish wages and prices, 1550-1780, funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council. The broader results of the project are presented in AJS Gibson and TC Smout,^M Scottish food, wages and prices, 1550 - 1780 (Cambridge University Press, 1994). This online database is made freely available, with the condition that its use in any published work is^M accompanied by a reference to its URL. Data categories: *Crop Yields * Demographic Data * Price Series * Wage Series * Weather Statistics This online database has been created by Alex Gibson, Department of Geography, Exeter University, UK. Updated 20/12/1994
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Scottish Economic History Database, 1550 - 1780 (Alex Gibson, Department of Geography, Exeter University, UK
This online database has been produced to further the dissemination of data collected during a project on Scottish wages and prices, 1550 -1780, funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council (Reference B00340067). The broader results of the project are presented in AJS Gibson and TC Smout, Scottish food, wages and prices, 1550 - 1780 (Cambridge University Press, 1994), as well as in a number of papers addressing particular issues. Data available includes: Crop Yields, Demographic Data, Price Series, Wage Series, and Weather Statistics.

Social Security History, Reports and Studies (U.S. Social Security Administration)
A wide variety of reports on Social Security, including: Reports of the Committee on Economic Security; Unpublished Report on Health Insurance of the CES; Report of the 1935 House Ways & Means Hearings; The National Commission on Social Security (1981); Greenspan Commission Report ; Report of the Boskin Commission on the CPI; CRS Report: Major Decisions in the House and Senate Chambers on Social Security: 1935-1985; CRS REPORT: Summary of Major Changes in the Social Security Cash Benefits Program.

Social Statistics Briefing Room (U.S. White House)
The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal social statistics. It provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies. All of the information included in the Social Statistics Briefing Room is maintained and updated by the statistical units of those agencies. Topics include: Crime, Demographics, Education, and Health.

Standard and Poor's 500 Index
Closing values from 1926 to 1993. These data are used in: E.Ley (1996): "On the Peculiar Distribution of the U.S. Stock Indices;" forthcoming in The American Statistician.

STAT-USA (U.S. Department of Commerce)
WWW fee-based version of STAT-USA The Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration's fee-based access to the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB), the National Economic, Social and Environmental Data Bank (NESE-DB), the Economic Bulletin Board, and Bureau of Economic Analysis Economic Information.

UCSD Users Note: you should be able to connect to Stat-USA freely while using your ucsd computer account. If you are refused access or if Stat-USA asks for a user name and password, please let the government documents deptartment in the Geisel Library know about this.

STAT-USA, Frequently Requested Statistical Releases (U.S. Department of Commerce)
These are, indeed, press releases -- mostly text with plain-text-layout tables, although some data may be available as ASCII files and spreadsheet files; (see the above link for currently available data). Topics of releases include: General Economics, Fiscal & Monetary, Financial Market Statistics, Price & Productivity, Industry Statistics, Employment Statistics, and Regional Statistics. Specific releases include: Gross Domestic Product, Housing Starts, Personal Income and Outlays, New Construction, New Home Sales, Advance Retail Sales, Durable Goods Shipments & Orders, Economic Indicators Summary, Composite Index of Leading Coincident and Lagging Indicators, Manufacturing & Trade, Inventories and Sales, U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, Shipments Inventories & Orders, The Beige Book (Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District), Minutes of the Previous Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Testimony by Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, Bank Credit, Selected Interest Rates, Money Stock Data, Aggregate Reserves, Factors Affecting Reserves, Consumer Credit Report, Foreign Exchange Rates, Monthly Foreign Exchange Rates, State and Local Government Bond Rates, Treasury Rate Quotations, Holdings of Treasury Securities in Stripped Form, Daily Treasury Statement, Treasury Yield Curve Rates, Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Productivity and Cost, Industrial Production & Capacity Utilization, Business and Investment Plans, Gross Product by Industry, The Employment Situation, Local Area Unemployment, and Gross State Product.

StatBase (United Kingdom)
This is the Official United Kingdom Statistics site. Some data are available for downloading at once, and some require registration. There are over 2800 datasets available. StatBase offers you access to a wide range of UK government statistics and information about those statistics. TimeZone is a separate facility which offers access to Time Series Releases and is primarily for use by Economists and Socio-Economic professionals. StatStore holds datasets which can be downloaded free of charge. You can browse by Theme (e.g. Education), Subject within that Theme (e.g. Primary Schools) or Topic within that Subject (e.g. Pupil Numbers), or search metadata. StatBase includes StatStore, StatSearch, SeriesSearch, and TimeZone.

State Institute of Statistics (SIS), Prime Ministry (Republic of Turkey)
T.C Basbakanlik Devlet Istatistik Enstitusu
Publications Communications and Public Relations Division
Necatibey Cad. No: 114
06100 Ankara, Turkey
voice: 90 312 418 50 27
FAX: 90 312 417 04 32
The State Institute of Statistics (SIS) is a technical and scientific institute which produces publications to fulfill Turkey's information needs on social, economic, and cultural subjects. The main function of SIS is to comprehensively determine information needs, collect and compile data, and finally, to present information to its users according to the highest international standards. Data are available on diskette and magnetic tape. Some data are available on the Web site.

State Politics and Policy Quarterly Data Resource (Department of Political Science of the University of Lincoln Nebraska)
Aimed at researchers interested in state politics and policy. The heart of the web site is a series of data sets than include more than 50 state-level indicators on everything from crime rates to unified partisan control of state government. Many of these variables are available not only by state, but by time for a 20-year period (approximately 1974 to 1999). All data sets are in MS Excel (.xls file extension) spreadsheet format. A single codebook covers all data sets and should be downloaded as a separate file (MS Word format). The web site is sponsored by The Practical Researcher section of State Politics & Policy Quarterly, the official journal of the State Politics and Policy Organized Section of the American Political Science Association, and the Department of Political Science of the University of Lincoln Nebraska.

Statistical Reference Datasets (The National Institute of Standards and Technology)
The Statistical Reference Dataset pages are intended to complement the testing of statistical software by providing datasets and corresponding "certified values" of statistical parameters which are commonly estimated by software packages. This site provides datasets which you may download and, using the particular statistical model provided, analyze the data with your software and compare your results with the "certified values." Several datasets are available for each of several statistical methods. The datasets are roughly graded according to difficulty. Information for each dataset includes: dataset information, statistical model, methodology, graphical display of the data (where appropriate), certified results, and the data file. The data files are in ASCII format. In response to industrial concerns about the numerical accuracy of computations from statistical software, the Statistical Engineering and Mathematical and Computational Sciences Divisions of NIST's (The National Institute of Standards and Technology) Information Technology Laboratory are providing datasets with certified values for a variety of statistical methods. Currently datasets and certified values are provided for assessing the accuracy of software for univariate statistics, linear regression, nonlinear regression, and analysis of variance. The collection includes both generated and "real-world" data of varying levels of difficulty. Generated datasets are designed to challenge specific computations. These include the classic Wampler datasets for testing linear regression algorithms and the Simon & Lesage datasets for testing analysis of variance algorithms. Real-world data include challenging datasets such as the Longley data for linear regression, and more benign datasets such as the Daniel & Wood data for nonlinear regression. Certified values are "best-available" solutions. The certification procedure is described in the web pages for each statistical method.

Statistical Yearbook of Norway 1996 ()Statistics Norway)
All the tables and figures are available on Internet. The tables are also avilable in spreadsheet-formate (Excel), for downloading and further analysis on your own computer. The Statistical Yearbook of Norway 1996 contains summary information on developments in most areas of Norwegian society in recent years. The yearbook also contains main figures from other countries selected from international statistics. With the help of 546 tables and 57 figures, Statistics Norway presents a cross-section of these developments in a form most people can use. Topics include: Environment; Population; Health and social conditions; Education; Personal economy and housing conditions; Labour market; Recreational, cultural and sporting activities; Prices and indices; National economy and external trade; Industrial activities; Financial markets; Public sector; Svalbard; and International tables.

Statistics Netherlands
Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek
Afdeling Verkoop
Kamer J116
Postbus 4481
6401 CZ Heerlen
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (45) 5 70 79 70
Fax: +31 (45) 5 70 62 68
Statistics Netherlands is the Central Bureau of Statistics of the Netherlands. Statistics Netherlands collects, processes and analyses data. Then it publishes the statistical results. The data come from people or organisations (companies, institutes). With the present statistical methods and techniques, often only a limited group (sample) needs to supply information to Statistics Netherlands. Some data are available online; see The year in figures page.

StatLib---Datasets Archive (Carnegie Mellon University)
StatLib is a system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information. Datasets here are contributed for instructional use and include a wide variety of biological, atmospheric, social and political data collected by surveys and with other methods. Includes cross-sectional data and time series data. Examples of data: data from a number of statistics textbooks; radiation data from a balloon; the salaries of North American Major League Baseball players; The Boston house-price data of Harrison, D. and Rubinfeld, D.L.; Data on mpg, cylinders, displacement, etc. (8 variables) for 406 different cars; data on tree growth; annual homicides in Detroit, 1961-73; Time series of monthly flows for the Fraser River at Hope, B.C; data taken from the Places Rated Almanac; etc.

Survey of Consumer Finances (U.S. Federal Reserve Board)
The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is a triennial survey of the balance sheet, pension, income, and other demographic characteristics of U.S. families. The survey also gathers information on use of financial institutions. The links to the surveys from 1983 to 1995 provide summary results of the surveys, codebooks and related documentation, and full public data sets. Also included here are the data and related information from the 1962 Survey of Financial Characteristics of Consumers and the 1963 Survey of Changes in Family Finances. These surveys are the most direct precursors of the Survey of Consumer Finances. Similar information on the 1983 and 1989 Surveys of Pension Providers is provided as well.

Survey of Current Business (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)
The Survey of Current Business is BEA's monthly journal, containing estimates and analyses of U.S. economic activity. Most of BEA's work is presented in the Survey, either in full or in summary form.

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) (U.S. Census Bureau)
This is the "home page" for SIPP at the US Census Bureau. It includes an Overview, History and Concepts, and Methodology. In addition, some documentation is available for: Core Content, Topical Module, and Longitudinal. Additional links for Data Access, Data Applications, Publications & Analyses, and "What's New" are provided here as well as a way to search across documentation.

The purpose of SIPP is: "To collect source and amount of income, labor force information, program participation and eligibility data, and general demographic characteristics to measure the effectiveness of existing Federal, state, and local programs; to estimate future costs and coverage for government programs such as food stamps; and to provide improved statistics on the distribution of income in the Nation. " The survey design is a continuous series of national panels, with sample size ranging from approximately 14,000 to 36,700 interviewed households. The duration of each panel ranges from 2 1/2 years to 4 years. The SIPP sample is a multistage-stratified sample of the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population. For the 1984-1993 Panels, a new panel of households was introduced each year in February. A new 4-year 1996 Panel was introduced in April 1996.

Sutton Index of Deaths (Malcolm Sutton and CAIN)
Contains information on the more than 3000 deaths which are directly linked to the conflict in Northern Ireland, and which occurred between 14 July 1969 and 31st December 1998. The site includes a chronological listing of deaths (years 1969 to 1998), an alphabetical listing of deaths (surnames A to Y), a search page (name search, date search, and text / key word search), and Statistical tables. There are pre-made basic tabulations (tables) of each variable and crosstabulations (two-way tables) of key variables. In addition, you may select variables and create your own crosstabulation of two variables. The information has been provided by Malcolm Sutton and is an updated and revised version of the material that was first published in his 1994 book Bear in mind these dead ... An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland 1969-1993 Belfast: Beyond the Pale Publications ISBN 0-9514229-4-4 (Out of print). The research is presented as factually as possible. The data include the date of death of the victim, the name of the deceased, his or her age, their status in relation to the conflict, which organisation killed them, and a brief description of the circumstances of their death. CAIN(Conflict Archive on the INternet) is an Internet site devoted to providing a wide range of information and source material on the Northern Ireland conflict from 1968 to the present. The site also contains information on Northern Ireland society and politics in the region.

Time Series Data Library(Rob Hyndman)
This is a collection of over 500 time series that may be freely copied and used, provided this source is clearly acknowledged. The time series are organized by subject including: Agriculture, Chemistry, Crime, Demography, Ecology, Economics & Finance, Health, Hydrology & Meteorology, Industry, Miscellaneous, Physics, Production, Sales, Simulated series, Sport, Transport & Tourism, and Tree-rings.

Trade Data OnLine (Industry Canada: Strategis)
Trade Data OnLine is one part of Strategis a web site of the Canadian government office Industry Canada; it provides business and industry information. Trade Data OnLine is a product designed to facilitate access to Canadian and U.S. trade statistics primilarily for the benefit of the Canadian business community. Aggregate trade data are presented here in cooperation with: Statistics Canada and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Trade Data Online provides information on the value of imports and domestic exports - in terms of dollars or percentages - from/to over 200 countries for over 5,000 commodities (by HS6 codes) and over 500 industries (by Canadian and U.S. SIC codes). The information is presented to you in report and/or graphic format, and can be printed or copied to a text file through your browser. If you are not very familiar with the HS and/or SIC classifications, a built- in thesaurus helps you locate pertinent codes through a keyword search mechanism that uses simple logical operators such as AND, OR and NOT for refinement of results. Industry Canada is a Canadian government office. The site describes itself: "We are making the information resources of Industry Canada available to you. As the federal government's economic flagship department, we are committed to business and we dedicate ourselves to the success of all Canadian businesses at home and abroad. With our partners in the private sector and other economic departments in federal and provincial governments, we have developed Strategis."

U. S. Population Projections (U.S. Census Bureau)
The Census Bureau produces population projections for the nation and for each state. Both national and state projections present population by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. The Census Bureau issues new population projections every two years.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20230
(202) 523-0777
BEA measures and analyzes U.S. economic activity. Its electronic products include computer tapes, diskettes, CD-ROMs, and the Economic Bulletin Board. Its Catalog of Products includes ordering information for all BEA products.

U.S. Industrial Outlook (U.S. Office of Trade and Economic Analysis)
A selected group of trends tables published in the 1995 Statistical Abstract of the United States are reproduced here. Presents statistics for major manufacturing groups and selected products. The 199 industries covered were among those featured in the U.S. Industrial Outlook published by the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) for many years. The 1994 edition of the U.S. Industrial Outlook was the last volume published in that series of publications. The 92 tables here combine industry and product shipments data from the 1992 Census of Manufactures and estimates for 1993 and 1994 by ITA's analysts. The estimates were prepared in the spring of 1995 prior to the release of 1993 Annual Survey of Manufactures results. The tables also contain employment, wages capital expenditures, import and export data.

U.S. National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
National Technical Information Service
Technology Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Springfield, VA 22161
NTIS is the official resource for government-sponsored U.S. and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information. The NTIS Collection of more than 2.7 million titles includes information in the areas of business and management studies, international marketing reports, materials and chemical science data, technology innovations, and training tools. Information is available in various formats including printed reports, CD-ROMs, computer tapes and diskettes, online, audiocassettes, and videocassettes. NTIS acquires information from more than 200 U.S. government agencies, numerous international government departments and other international organizations including those from Canada, Japan, the former Soviet Union, and Western and former Eastern European countries.

UCSD Maps and Spatial Data Home Page
contains several different graphic views of the San Diego / Tijuana region.

UK National Digital Archive of Datasets (NDAD) (UK Public Record Office)
The information in this archive is primarily UK government data that has been prepared or stored on computer, along with associated documents which are scanned and stored as both image and text files. Users may now register online and gain immediate access to NDAD datasets. A list of all of the catalogues currently available in the NDAD collection is available ( The Administrative History for each department provides information on the history of the department concerned and will help you to find out how and why the datasets came to be created, and what was done with the information. A variety of finding aids and searches help you navigate the site.

UNICEF Statistics
Data from a wide variety of sources. You can view tables or map, or download the database. Data include: Gross national product, Total fertility rate, Infant mortality rate, Under-five mortality rate, Maternal mortality rate, Adult literacy rate, Children reaching grade 5 of primary school, breast-feeding, vaccinations against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus.

Uniform Crime Report (U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation)
The FBI Uniform Crime Reports and other data are available here.

Uniform Crime Reports, 1990-1993 (U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation)
The FBI data here consist of four county-level data files: three provide data on arrests for "part I and part II" crimes (see below) and one provides data on reported part I offenses. You can create a subset of data and see simple tables on screen using the utilities at this site.
Part I offenses: murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft, and arson.
Part II offenses: forgery, fraud, embezzlement, vandalism, weapons violations, sex offenses, drug and alcohol abuse violations, gambling, vagrancy, curfew violations, and runaways. Data were collected by the United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). The interface here is provided by the University of Virginia.

United Nations International Trade Information System (It-Is) (Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade)
Extract and report international trade data. Information is available for 42 of the world's largest trading nations. These nations' trade with all other nations can be assessed for more than 1200 SITC product categories at varying levels of specificity. Data in ITIS have been provided by the Statistical Division of the United Nations Secretariat (UNSTAT) and comprise a subset of the United Nations trade statistics database (COMTRADE).

United Nations Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (United Nations Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis, Statistics Division)
The purpose of this publication is to present current monthly economic statistics for most of the countries and areas of the world. In addition, each month a different selection of special tables is presented showing annual and/or quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic long-term trends and developments. Many of these special tables are also reproduced in the United Nations Statistical Yearbook. It is, however, considered useful to publish these data in the Bulletin as soon as they become available so that readers may have immediate access to the most current international statistical information. Data available includes: Unemployment, Consumer price index, Industrial production index, Crude petroleum production, Petroleum products (quarterly), Coal production, Natural gas production, Electricity production, Construction of new buildings (quarterly), Interest rates, Government bonds--yields of long term bonds, Discount rates of central banks, Money market rates, imports and exports, Exchange rates, Retail price indexes , Civil aviation traffic, and Population. MBS Online is a subscription-based statistics retrieval service. This service is free of charge during the initial trial period but you must register to use it.

United Nations World Population Estimates and Projections (gopher)
Includeds: Population for Countries of the World: 1994; Historical World Population Growth; World Population Milestones; World Urbanization Prospects: The 1994 Revision; South to North Migration Flows, 1960-1989; Impact of AIDS in Africa; New Fertility Declines in Sub-Saharan Africa & South-Central Asia; The Demography of Countries With Economies in Transition; Age-Specific Fertility Rates For Major Areas & Regions, 1990-1995; Child Mortality Estimates, 1990-1995; and World Abortion Policies, 1994. A description of the data is also available.

Urban Information Center (University of Missiouri -- St. Louis)
As a core group agency within the Missouri State Census Data Center (MSCDC) the UIC takes primary responsibility for building and maintaining a public archive of several thousand data files and related software and metadata. The archive is currently over 30 gigabytes and includes one of the most extensive collections of U.S. decennial census data in the country. While a few of the data series are limited to the St. Louis metro area, most of them cover at least the states of Missouri and Illinois, and in many cases the entire United States. Another UIC specialty is the application of GIS technology to analyze and display spatial data. The UIC has been a pioneer in the processing of DIME and TIGER geographic base files. While they now use a desktop GIF (Atlas*GIS) to do most of their data mapping, the UIC still does a lot of their geo-spatial analysis work in SAS using their own programs. The center has a wealth of data available online as well as meta-data (codebooks, data dictionaries) and SAS code. Much of the data available here is in tables. John Blodgett is the Manager of the Urban Information Center.

US Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Also known as the "NBER Official Business Cycle Dates," this table, from the Survey of Current Business, October 1994, gives reference dates for troughs and peaks of business cycles and the duration in months of each. In effect it is a table of dates of recessions and depressions in the United States. NBER says: "The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) does not define a recession in terms of two consecutive quarters of decline in real GNP. Rather, a recession is a recurring period of decline in total output, income, employment, and trade, usually lasting from six months to a year, and marked by widespread contractions in many sectors of the economy. A growth recession is a recurring period of slow growth in total output, income, employment, and trade, usually lasting a year or more. A growth recession may encompass a recession, in which case the slowdown usually begins before the recession starts, but ends at about the same time. Slowdowns also may occur without recession, in which case the economy continues to grow, but at a pace significantly below its long-run growth rate. A depression is a recession that is major in both scale and duration. Further discussion of these concepts can be found in the NBER book, Business Cycles, Inflation and Forecasting, 2nd edition, 1983, Ballinger Publishing Co., (Cambridge, MA)." Also, "The determination that the last recession ended in March 1991 is the most recent decision of the Business Cycle Dating Committee."

US County Population Trends (Missouri State Census Data Center)
A series of population trend reports (1960-1994) for all U.S. counties and county equivalents. There is a 1-page report for each county. Includes net change, percent. change, migration, natural increase and total population for the end of each period.

The WHO Statistical Information System (World Health Organization)
The purpose of this WHOSIS website (WHO Statistical Information System) is to describe - and to the extent possible provide access to - statistical and epidemiological data and information presently available from the World Health Organization and elsewhere in electronic or other forms. Most WHO technical programmes make information available to the public. The WHOSIS allows the user to search by keywords through the entire WHO website, and globally throughout the WWW. Data available here include: Health-For-All Global Indicators, Global Health Situation and Projections-Estimates, The Mortality Database, The Weekly Epidemiological Record, Malaria Information, EPI Information System: Coverage, EPI Information System: Incidence, AIDS Reporting, by Region, European Health-for-All Statistical Database, Demographic and Health Surveys, Veterinary Public Health Information, and WHO Global Database on Child Growth. You will find first a description of a study's contents and then either 1) the data will be presented on the screen, 2) you will have the opportunity to download a zipped file to be expanded and run locally, or 3) you will be given the coordinates (e-mail address, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, etc.) to contact the person(s) responsible for each database. Also see the European mirror site.

Wisconsin Children, Incomes, and Program Participation Survey (CHIPPS) of 1985 (Data and Program Library Service (DPLS), University of Wisconsin - Madison.)
CHIPPS is a telephone survey of Wisconsin households conducted by the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) during the summer of 1985 with support from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services. Its purpose was to examine the functioning of the child support system and to assist in development of the Child Support Assurance Program (CSAP).

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (Data and Program Library Service, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) is a 35-year study of a random sample of 10,317 men and women who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957. Survey data collected from the original respondents or their parents in 1957, 1964, and 1975 provide a full record of social background, youthful aspirations, schooling, military service, family formation, labor market experiences, and social participation. Survey data have been supplemented by mental ability tests (of primary respondents and 2000 of their siblings), measures of school performance, and characteristics of communities of residence, schools and colleges, employers, and industries. The WLS records for primary respondents are also linked to those of three, same-sex high school friends within the study population. In 1977 parallel interview data were obtained from 2000 siblings of the primary respondents.

World Bank, World Tables
World Tables, published annually, provides the most detailed collection of economic data and socioeconomic indicators published by the World Bank. Standardized data presented for numerous inividual countries (161,1994 edition) make this an ideal reference for international comparisons. A Supplement containing revised data is published approximately six months after the main volume. Data are presented as annual times series covering multiple years (1972-1992, 1994 edition), and are presented as Topical Pages or as Country Pages. There is also a "dataset guide" at CIESIN for this study. (Keywords: Agriculture, Balance of Payments, Debt, Economic Statistics, Exports, Foreign Trade, Government finance, Gross Domestic Investment, Gross Domestic Product, Gross Domestic Savings, Gross Domestic Income, Gross Domestic Product, Imports, Industry, Manufactures, Population, Private consumption, Resources. )

World Debt Tables 1996: Extracts (World Bank)
Regional Trends in Debt and Flows. Text, tables, charts and graphs.

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