Teaching Resources

If you have resources you'd like to share or requests for additions to this page, email us at ipums@umn.edu.

Getting Started with IPUMS

This page of video tutorials provides short clips designed to familiarize new users with IPUMS. They include information on:

  • Creating an account
  • Exploring our documentation
  • Navigating the extract system
  • Opening extracts in Stata, SAS, SPSS, and Excel
  • Using our online analysis system
  • Special features like attaching characteristics of other household members and the CPS Panel Rotation Pattern tool


We have introductory webinars for the following datasets:

Additionally, we have webinars on the following topics:


Introductory data training exercises for all IPUMS projects are available here
We also have specialized resources for IPUMS CPS on linking observations to utilize the panel component of this dataset, and additional training materials for IPUMS Time Use.

User Forum

We have added a "Teaching with IPUMS" topic to our User Forum. Feel free to ask questions or share ideas here.