Publications, working papers, and other research using data resources from IPUMS.

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Title: Interoperable and accessible census and survey data from IPUMS

Citation Type: Journal Article

Publication Year: 2018

Abstract: The first version of the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) was released to users in 1993, and since that time IPUMS has come to stand for interoperable and accessible census and survey data. Initially created to harmonize U.S. census microdata over time, IPUMS now includes microdata from the U.S. and international censuses and from surveys on health, employment, and other topics. IPUMS also provides geo-spatial data, aggregate population data, and environmental data. IPUMS supports ten data products, each disseminating an integrated data collection with a set of tools that make complex data easy to find, access, and use. Key features are record-level integration to create interoperable datasets, user-friendly interfaces, and comprehensive metadata and documentation. The IPUMS philosophy aligns closely with the FAIR principles of findability, accessibility, interoperability, and re-usability. IPUMS data have catalyzed knowledge generation across a wide range of social science and other disciplines, as evidenced by the large volume of publications and other products created by the vast IPUMS user community.


User Submitted?: No

Authors: Kugler, Tracy, A; Fitch, Catherine, A

Periodical (Full): Scientific Data


Volume: 5

Pages: 8

Data Collections: IPUMS CPS, IPUMS Higher Ed, IPUMS International, IPUMS Terra, IPUMS USA

Topics: Methodology and Data Collection