Monthly Archives: July, 2010

New York City Community Health Survey, 2003

The New York City Community Health Survey, 2003 is a telephone survey of a representative sample of 9,802 adults age 18 years and older living in the 5 boroughs of New York City. This study is comprised of two parts: Part 1, Public Use Survey Data, and Part 2, Public Use Smoking Supplement Data. Part 1 contains questions regarding general health status, mental health, health care access, cardiovascular health, diabetes, asthma, immunizations, nutrition, physical activity, HIV, and sexual behavior. Part 2 focuses on smoking habits of respondents, second hand smoke exposure, and alcohol consumption. Demographic information was also collected.

Note: data now available through 2007.

United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems, 1970-2006

The major goal of the United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems was to collect data on the incidence of reported crime and the operations of criminal justice systems with a view to improving the analysis and dissemination of that information globally. Surveys were distributed to officials in every member country of the United Nations. Designated officials completed the surveys to the best of their abilities given the country’s available data. Crime variables include counts of recorded crime for homicide, assault, rape, robbery, theft, burglary, fraud, embezzlement, drug trafficking, drug possession, bribery, and corruption. There are also counts of suspects, persons prosecuted, persons convicted, and prison admissions by crime, gender, and adult or juvenile status. Other variables include the population of the country and largest city, budgets and salaries for police, courts, and prisons, and types of sanctions, including imprisonment, corporal punishment, deprivation of liberty, control of freedom, warning, fine, and community sentence. The countries participating in the survey and the variables available vary across the ten waves.

After the JD

After the JD, Wave 1 is designed to be a longitudinal study, seeking to follow a sample of approximately 10 percent of all the individuals who became lawyers in the year of 2000. It is the largest and most ambitious study ever undertaken by researchers of legal careers aiming to track the professional lives of more than 5,000 lawyers during their first 10 years after law school. Wave 1 of the After the JD study was launched in May 2002. The sample includes new lawyers from 18 legal markets – ranging from the 4 largest markets (New York City, District of Columbia, Chicago, and Los Angeles) to 14 other areas consisting of small metropolitan areas to entire states. More detailed results can be found under: American Bar Foundation Web site.

National Health Interview Survey, 2009

The National Health Interview Survey, 2009 is the latest in this series, which collects information on illnesses, health conditions, hospital visits and health care utilization, demographics, and other variables.

It is a part of the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), which continues to add older studies as well, such as the 1965, 1966, and 1967
Health Interview surveys recently released.

Prime Ministerial Power in 22 Countries, 1980-2000

Prime Ministerial Power offers a measure of prime ministerial power to set government policy in 22 countries with established parliamentary democracies. The collection comprises variables relating to the power of prime ministers including an index of prime ministerial power, which consists of a quantitative score of the power of individually named prime ministers in their different terms based on an expert survey conducted in 2001-2003.

IPUMS International – new coverage

The IPUMS-International project  has added 28 new samples to its data series. The database now includes 325 million person records in 158 samples from 55 countries. The new samples include:

Cuba  2002
Mali  1987, 1998
Nepal  2001
Pakistan  1973, 1981, 1998
Peru  1993, 2007
Puerto Rico  1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005
Saint Lucia  1980, 1991
Senegal  1988, 2002
Switzerland  1970, 1980, 1990, 2000
Tanzania  1988, 2002
Thailand  1970, 1980, 1990, 2000

IPUMS now provides downloadable datasets for mortality, fertility and migration events, which can be linked to data extracts for selected countries.

IPUMS is an effort to inventory, preserve, harmonize, and disseminate census microdata from around the world. The project has collected the world’s largest archive of publicly available census samples. The data are coded and documented consistently across countries and over time to facillitate comparative research. IPUMS-International makes these data available to qualified researchers free of charge through a web dissemination system.

2008 US Election Exit Polls

The 2008 National Election Day Exit Poll and Individual State Exit Polls are now available for immediate download using RoperExpress.