Matthew Sobek

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In the last decade, a revolution has occurred in access to census microdata for social and behavioral research. More than 325 million person records (55 countries, 159 samples) representing two-thirds of the world's population are now readily available to bona fide researchers from the IPUMS-International website: hosted by the(More)
The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) International partnership is a project of the Minnesota Population Center and national statistical agencies, dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. IPUMS is currently disseminating data on over a half-billion persons enumerated in more than 250 census samples from 79(More)
  • Yu-Chien Kong, Ruggles, Steven Alexander, J Trent, Katie Genadek, Ronald Goeken +2 others
  • 2013
short essays and reports on the economic issues of the day 2013 I Number 14 T he U.S. labor market has changed dramatically over the past 100 years. Consider, for example, the effects of increased female labor force participation, the college premium, unionization, and immigration. In this essay, we explore the counterintuitive fact that the average life(More)
IPUMS-International disseminates population census microdata at no cost for 69 countries. Currently, a series of 212 samples totaling almost a half billion person records are available to researchers. Registration is required for researchers to gain access to the microdata. Statistics from Google Analytics show that IPUMS-International's lengthy, probing(More)
were instrumental in developing and testing the linking rules. We are grateful to the following statistical agencies for providing the microdata making this research possible: Argentina, Abstract: Population microdata are typically organized into households, but household relationships are often ambiguous for persons outside the nuclear family. To(More)
The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) is a high-precision individual-level database describing the characteristics of the U.S. population between 1850 and 1990. 1 It is the world's largest public-access individual-level database on a human population. We know simultaneously for every individual in the sample all of their personal and household(More)
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