Monthly Archives: July, 2011

Women’s Movements and Women’s Policy Offices in Western Postindustrial Democracies, 1970-2001

Women’s Movements and Women’s Policy Offices in Western Postindustrial Democracies, 1970-2001 was produced by the Research Network on Gender Politics and the State (RNGS) as a part of a cross-national longitudinal study of women’s policy offices and women’s movements in western postindustrial democracies. The RNGS dataset contains 130 policy debates/observations from 13 countries coded on 28 concepts and over 110 variables. It provides information on women’s movements, women’s policy offices, policy making processes, and policy debates over a 35-year time period.

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IPUMS-International

The Minnesota Population Center is pleased to announce the latest expansion of the IPUMS-International data series. We recently added 26 new samples. The data release includes 7 new countries — Germany, Iran, Ireland, Jamaica, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Sudan — as well as additional samples for 5 countries already in the database: Cambodia, Egypt, France, Palestine and Vietnam. The data series now contains 397 million person records from 185 censuses in 62 countries.

Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Study

The Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) is a series of nationally representative surveys designed to monitor the effects of Russian reforms on the health and economic welfare of households and individuals in the Russian Federation. These effects are measured by a variety of means: detailed monitoring of individuals’ health status and dietary intake, precise measurement of household-level expenditures and service utilization, and collection of relevant community-level data, including region-specific prices and community infrastructure data. Data have been collected 18 times since 1992.

Note that this data is now freely available to scholars again (but still requires application and IRB approval).

Integrated Health Interview Series

The Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS) has recently released 4000 new harmonized variables from the U.S. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) from 1969 to 2009 (at http://www.ihis.us ). Funded by NIH and carried out at the Minnesota Population Center, the IHIS project is designed to make it easier for researchers to access and use multiple years of U.S. national survey data on health status, health behaviors, and health care by consistently coding and fully documenting variables across time. IHIS data are disseminated for free through a Web-based extraction system that allows researchers to create a customized file with only the years and variables they need. Recently added topic areas include survivorship of survey respondents, child and adult mental health, cancer family history, adult physical activity, and use of complementary and alternative medicine by children and adults.