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.

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