IPUMS

HARMONIZED INTERNATIONAL CENSUS DATA FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH RESEARCH

IPUMS-International is dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. The project goals are to collect and preserve data and documentation, harmonize data, and disseminate the harmonized data free of charge. Source data for IPUMS-International are generously provided by participating National Statistical Offices.

With 610 million records, spanning 82 countries, IPUMS International is the world's largest collection of publicly available individual-level census data. The data are anonymized samples from population censuses taken from around the world since 1960. Most census data samples contain basic demographic information, along with additional information on religion, occupation, industry, income, work status, education, type of housing, disability status, and household characteristics. In addition, supplemental information is available for some countries that includes fertility data, migration data, mortality data, and GIS boundary files. IPUMS International research topics include: the impact of internal displacement on receiving communities, migration and social inequality in Europe, the link between climate change and reproductive health, and the relationship between single motherhood and educational outcomes for children in Vietnam. For more publications using IPUMS-International data, see the IPUMS bibliography.

Executive Committee and senior personnel:

  • Steven Ruggles
  • Lara Cleveland
  • Ragui Assaad
  • Elizabeth Boyle
  • Patricia Kelly Hall
  • Kristen Jeffers
  • Miriam King
  • Deborah Levison
  • Rodrigo Lovaton
  • Steven Manson
  • Robert McCaa
  • Ann Meier
  • Sula Sarkar
  • Matthew Sobek

Supported by:

  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute for Child Health and Human Development
  • National Science Foundation
  • Stat/Transfer
  • University of Minnesota

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