Social Science Data Archives on the Net


1990 US Census Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) (Univeristy of Virginia)
PUMS contain housing unit and person records drawn from the 1990 U.S. census sample (long form). This site:
  • allows for the creation of customized subsets from the rectangularized 5% PUMS file for Virginia and the 1% PUMS files for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The system will create the customized subset and prepare it for ftp delivery.
  • allows for the computation of a variety of descriptive statistics for variables in the data files. The data files are the 1% 1990 PUMS samples for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and the 5% 1990 PUMS file for Virginia.
  • provides access to crosstabulations for user defined combinations of two or three variables in the data sets. The data files are the 1% 1990 PUMS samples for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and the 5% 1990 PUMS file for Virginia.
The PUMS codebook is also online here.
An excellent data site!!!

1992 ANALYTICAL REPORT SERIES, SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE -
The number of establishments that export by "export intensity" (percent of goods produced that are exported) by two- or three-digit SIC for States and separately by employment-size class - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

1992 Assets and Expenditures Survey
Assets and Expenditures Survey - Three new publications were released and are generally named the "1992 Measures of Value Produced, Capital Expenditures, Depreciable Assets, and Operating Expenses Subject Series." Publications Include Retail, Wholesale, and Services - Data are collected on operating expenses, capital expenditures, and depreciable assets. Data on operating expenses include payroll and fringe benefits, taxes and license fees, depreciation and amortization charges, computer software purchases, lease and rental payments, utilities, advertising, accounting, data processing, and legal services. Data on capital expenditures and depreciable assets include capital expenditures by type, changes in depreciable asset accounts, capital and operating leases, and capitalized interest - http://www.census.gov/pub/agfs/www/aes.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

1992 CENSUS OF GOVERNMENTS, GOVERNMENT FINANCES, VOLUME 4, NO. 5, COMPENDIUM OF GOVERNMENT FINANCES -
Data are shown for Federal, State, and local governments by type of government. Entries include revenue by source, expenditures by function, per capita figures, percentage distributions, and State rankings. Finances of utilities operated by local governments are detailed by State and by type of utility and government - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

1992 CENSUS OF GOVERNMENTS, PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, VOLUME 3, NO. 1, EMPLOYMENT OF MAJOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS -
Data on employment, payroll, and average earnings of full-time employees in individual major local governments; employment data for county, city, and township governments included in this report also shown for selected governmental functions; pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

1994 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT AND PAYROLL DATA -
Data for the number of government civilian employees and their gross pay for the month of October by governmental function - http://www.census.gov/govs/www/newstruc.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

1995 ANNUAL SURVEY OF MANUFACTURES - VALUE OF PRODUCT SHIPMENTS -
Estimates of the 1995 value of product shipments for approximately 1,750 classes of manufactured products. The 1995 product class estimates are based on reports from a representative sample of approximately 58,000 manufacturing establishments included in the 1994 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM). Comparative data from the 1993 and 1994 ASM and the 1992 Census of Manufactures also are included - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

1995 ANNUAL SURVEY OF MANUFACTURES: STATISTICS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS AND INDUSTRIES (M95(AS)-1) -
Presents manufacturing establishments statistics for industry groups and industries from the 1994 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM). The tables provides 1995 and 1994 estimates for employment, plant hours, payrolls, value added by manufacture, capital expenditures, cost of materials, inventories, value of industry shipments, and fuels and electric energy consumed for most manufacturing industries - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

1995 Data Analysis Exposition (sponsored by the Statistical Graphics Section of the American Statistical Association)
http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/datasets/colleges/
The datasets for 1995 are drawn from two sources, U.S. News & World Report's Guide to Americas Best Colleges and the AAUP (American Association of University Professors) 1994 Salary Survey which appeared in the March-April 1994 issue of Academe.
The U.S. News data contains information on tuition, room & board costs, SAT or ACT scores, application/acceptance rates, graduation rate, student/faculty ratio, spending per student, and a number of other variables for 1300+ schools. This dataset is protected by copyright, is reproduced with permission of the copyright holder(s), and may not be downloaded or otherwise copied, except solely for the purpose of analysis in connection with the American Statistical Association's 1995 Data Analysis Exposition. The data are reproduced with the permission of the publisher. Most of the data are for the 1993-94 school year. You may wish to consult a copy of the U.S. News source for more detailed descriptions of the variables.
The AAUP data contains information on faculty salaries for 1161 American colleges and universities. The dataset includes average salary, overall compensation, and number of faculty broken down by full, associate, and assistant professor ranks. This dataset is taken from the March-April 1994 issue of Academe. Faculty salary data are for the 1993-94 school year. You may wish to consult a copy of the special issue of Academe for more detailed descriptions of the variables.

1995 STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE DATA -
Information on revenues, expenditures, indebtedness and cash/securities of the 50 state governments. The data include summary information, as well as supporting detail for selected activities - http://www.census.gov/govs/www/st95.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

The 1997 Economic Census
The 1997 Economic Census, whose data collection phase is scheduled to get under way later this year, is previewed in a new Census Bureau publication now available online, "Preparing for the 1997 Economic Census: Advance Information You Can Use http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html." Results of the quinquennial census constitute a treasure trove of economic and business data that serve as benchmarks for many businesses, large and small. The publication is a 27-page document in pdf format, which anyone interested in our economy should keep close at hand.
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

1997 SCHEDULE B (CLASSIFICATION OF EXPORTS)-
Every item that is exported is assigned a unique 10-digit identification code, and every 10-digit item is part of a series of progressively broader product categories; browse or download the entire list of Schedule B codes - http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/schedb97.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

The 1998 Green Book Overview of Entitlement Programs (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)
The Green Book consists of background material and data on programs within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives. It is compiled by the staff of the Committee from many sources and it provides program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, poverty and taxation. It has become a standard reference work for those interested in the direction of social policy in the United States. Includes: Social Security: The Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Programs; Medicare; Supplemental Security Income; UnemploymentCompensation; Earned Entitlements for Railroad Employees; Trade Adjustment Assistance; Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Child Support Enforcement Program; Child Care; Title XX Social Services Block Grant Program; Child Protection, Foster Care, and Adoption Assistance; Social Welfare Programs in the Territories; Tax Provisions Related to Retirement, Health, Poverty, Employment, Disability and Other Social Issues; The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; Other Programs; Data on the Elderly; Health Status and Expenditures of the Elderly, and Background Data on Long-Term Care; National and International Health Care Expenditures and Health Insurance Coverage; Medicare Reimbursement to Hospitals; Medicare Reimbursement to Physicians; Data on Employment, Earnings, and Unemployment; Data on Families; Data on Poverty; Budget Tables; Noncitizens; Spending for Income-Tested Benefits, Fiscal Years 1968-96; Monitoring the Effects of Welfare Reform

The [American] National Election Studies
The mission of the National Election Studies (NES) is to produce high quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation that serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, and policy makers concerned with understanding the theoretical and empirical foundations of mass politics in a democratic society. Central to this mission is the active involvement of the NES research community in all phases of the project from study planning through data analysis. NES conducts national surveys of the American electorate in presidential and midterm election years, and carries out research and development work through Pilot Studies in odd-numbered years. The NES time-series now encompasses 23 biennial Election Studies spanning five decades. In 1977, the U.S. National Science Foundation formally established NES as a national resource for the social sciences and, through a sequence of grants, has funded NES data collections since 1978. NES is located within the Center for Political Studies at The University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. Information online at this site includes: questionaires, errata, codebooks and other documentation, The Continuity Guide for 1952-1993, technical reports, graphs and tables, as well as raw data files. Cumulative data for 1952-1994, the 1994 elections study, and more are available.

The [American] National Election Studies NES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior
The Guide provides immediate access to tables and graphs that display the ebb and flow of public opinion and electoral behavior and choice in American politics since 1952. The Guide presents a small portion of responses to more than 100 of the questions that have been asked in the 1952-1994 National Election Studies. The Guide is intended to serve researchers as well as students -- those in introductory courses in American politics to those in the most advanced graduate courses in public opinion and political behavior. The data displays are organized into nine topics:
  1. Social and Religious Characteristics of the Electorate
  2. Partisanship and Evaluation of the Political Parties
  3. Ideological Self-Identification
  4. Public Opinion on Public Policy Issues
  5. Support for the Political System
  6. Political Involvement and Participation in Politics
  7. Evaluation of the Presidential Candidates
  8. Evaluation of Congressional Candidates
  9. Vote Choice
The Guide can also be searched by keyword. Information in the Guide can also be broken out separately for sub-groups of the electorate. All tables and graphs are in the public domain.

ADVANCE MONTHLY RETAIL SALES, DECEMBER 1996 -
Companies provide data on dollar value of sales, reporting period, and number of retail establishments - http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/advtable.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

ADVANCE MONTHLY RETAIL SALES, NOVEMBER 1996 RELEASE -
Companies provide data on dollar value of sales, reporting period, and number of retail establishments - http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/advtable.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

ADVANCE MONTHLY RETAIL SALES: JANUARY 1997 -
Companies provide data on dollar value of sales, reporting period, and number of retail establishments - http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/advtable.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

ADVANCE RETAIL SALES: FEBRUARY 1997 -
Companies provide data on dollar value of sales, reporting period, and number of retail establishments - http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/advtable.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

African Population Database (United Nations Environment Programme / Global Resource Information Database (UNEP/GRID))
http://grid2.cr.usgs.gov/globalpop/africa/
African Population Database Authored by Uwe Deichmann National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 uwe@ncgia.ucsb.edu Contents *Acknowledgments * Introduction * Part I: Boundary and population data I.1 Discussion of Data Sources * Boundaries * Population Data I.2 Population Projections and Data Quality * Estimation of population figures * Census Data * Additional sources of error * Part II: Raster data II.1 Gridding Approach * Summary description of the method * Construction of the transportation network * Setting up urban data * Run accessibility calculation * Interpolation * Adjustment of the accessibility measure * Distribution of population * References * Download Data ftp * Appendixes *A.1. Illustrative Example of the Stability of Population Estimates * A.2. Africa Population Database Summary Table * A.3. Attribute Item Definitions * A.4. CountrySpecific Documentation * A.5. Map of Administrative Units in Africa * A.6. Population Density Grid for 1990.
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The Almanac of American Politics
Contains a wealth of political information including some state demographic data and campaign finance data.

ALUMINUM INGOT AND MILL PRODUCTS: JANUARY 1997 - M33D(97)-1 -
Tables include gross shipments, net of shipments and inventories by type of producer . Data are shown on the inventories, quantity and value of shipments and on the number of companies reporting shipments, by type of aluminum shape. Also included is a table comparing domestic output, exports, and imports - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m33d9701.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

American Demographics
This is the home page for American Demographics Magazine. Data from articles in the magazine are selectively posted here. For instance, the August 1995 issue included detailed tables on crime in dbase and wks format.

AMERICAN HOUSING BRIEFS -
Now available on the Internet. This series of succinct reports contains information on housing patterns, conditions, and costs. The housing profiles provide data for diverse demographic groups in metropolitan areas - http://www.census.gov/prod/2/constr/ahb/ahb.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

American Religion Data Archive (ARDA) (Purdue University)
http://www.arda.tm/
American Religion Data Archive
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Purdue University
1365 Stone Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1365
E-mail: archive@sri.soc.purdue.edu
Phone:765-494-0081
Fax:765-496-1476
The American Religion Data Archive (ARDA) collects quantitative data sets for the study of American religion. Most files are from surveys, but other forms of quantitative data collections on religion are available as well. Documentation: Users may search the documentation of multiple studies or categories of studies to locate the full text of survey questions. When a question is identified, you may view full marginal frequencies and selected cross-tabulations of responses (e.g., with age, marital status, education, sex, political party affiliation) as tables. Users may also save question text from multiple searches to a "Question Bank" for easy printing or downloading. Data: Users may browse a list of studies grouped by type, view study descriptions and entire codebooks for individual studies, create cross-tabulations of particular variables, and download documentation and raw data for later analysis. Examples of data sets available include: Religion and Politics Survey, 1996; American Congregational Giving Study, Gallup Poll, 1993; Presbyterian Panel Series; Survey of African-American Priests and Seminarians, 1992; Churches And Church Membership In The United States, 1990 (counties and states); and Church Of The Nazarene Annual Report Of Pastor To The District Assembly, 1995.

The Analytic Studies Data Library
The purpose of the Analytic Studies Data Library is to provide statistical information about the California State University System.

ANNUAL SURVEY OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES, 1995 -
Data collected include: total revenue and revenue by source; total expenses and expenses by type; number of locations by kind of business; and industry specific inquiries such as telephone communication revenue by type of user and number of cable subscribers - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/svsd/www/ascs.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

ANNUAL SURVEY OF COMMUNICATIONS: 1995 -
Data on all employer firms with one or more establishments that are primarily engaged in providing point-to-point communication services, whether by wire or radio and whether intended to be received aurally or visually. This includes telephone communications, telegraph and other message communications such as electronic mail services, facsimile transmission services, radio and television broadcasting stations and networks; cable and other pay television services; and other communication services such as satellite earth stations - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)
AHEAD is a longitudinal survey of a representative sample of US individuals aged seventy and older and the families in which they reside. The focus of the AHEAD survey is to understand the impacts and interrelationships of changes and transitions for older Americans in three major domains: health, financial, and family. The questions are designed to represent the most important policy issues and to reflect the main multidisciplinary models of the aging process. The survey waves are spaced two years apart. The first-wave data are now available. Data for the second wave will be collected starting October 1995, and the third wave is in the planning stages.

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics (University of Virginia)
Statistics have been collected and issued annually for the members of the Association of Research Libraries since 1961-62. Before that, annual statistics for university libraries had been collected by James Gerould, first at Minnesota and later at Princeton. These data cover the years 1907-08 through 1961-62, and are now called the Gerould statistics. The whole data series from 1908 to the present represents the oldest continuing library statistical series in North America. The current ARL statistics include data on collections, staffing, expenditures, interlibrary loans, and library and university characteristics. At present 1993 and 1994 data are available from this page. You can generate reports by using the various menu selections, or you can transfer the data in ASCII (.txt) or .wk1 format. Data and documentation for the years from 1908 through 1992 can be ordered from the ARL office. Eventually the 1908-92 data will be accessible here.

Bankruptcy (News Releases, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts)
This page provides links to News Releases which give totals by month of bankruptcy filings in the United States as well as other News Releases.

Basic Educational Data System Institutional Master File (New York State. Education Department)
The Institutional Master File (IMF), a component of the New York State Education Department's Basic Educational Data System (BEDS), is now available for downloading from the NYS Archives' anonymous ftp directory. Also available online is a users' guide designed to facilitate access to information contained in the IMF. The IMF contains data on each school district, public and private school building, and intermediate district (Board of Cooperative Educational Services--BOCES) in New York. Individual records provide institution identifiers and statistics on enrollment, staffing, and special educational programs. Files are available for each school year, 1967-1981, and contain four record types: public school, private school, school district, and BOCES. Annual files contain an average of 7200 records; the size of the records varies.

Basic Tables: 1990 Demographic Profile Generator (US) (Urban Information Center, University of Missouri St. Louis)
This application generates a single 1990 "Basic Tables" (demographic profile) report for any of the supported geographic units, including census tract, block group, city (no size limit), 5-digit ZIP code, state, county or metro area for anywhere in the United States. Enter only codes relevant to the area for which you want data. There are lots of helpful examples. The reports are available in plain text or HTML table at the user's discretion.

BEA International Programs (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)
Data include: Balance of payments, Exports and imports of goods and services, U.S. direct investment abroad, and Foreign direct investment in the United States, and more..

The Bell Curve Page (Eric Rasmusen)
http://ezinfo.ucs.indiana.edu/~erasmuse/bellcurv.htm
The Bell Curve Page Administered by Eric Rasmusen, Erasmuse@Indiana.edu, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Charles Murray has provided the data he used in the analysis in his book, The Bell Curve . This is a directory from which you can pick the file you want. The NBER has a working paper by Korenman and Winship which looks at the SES measure more.
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Biz/Ed Data
http://www.bized.ac.uk/dataserv/datahome.htm
Biz/ed collects, assesses, and describes quality educational resources of use to the business and economics community. Data available here include: Sample datasets from the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS), basic financial accounts for 500 leading companies, Penn World Data, Summary international demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau, National and international events of significance to the economy.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
This site includes Statistical Releases including G.5 Foreign Exchange Rates (monthly), G.17 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization, G.19 Consumer Credit, H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base, H.4.1 Factors Affecting Reserve Balances, H.6 Money Stock, Liquid Assets, and Debt Measures, H.8 Assets and Liabilities of Insured Domestically Chartered and Foreign-Related Banking Institutions, H.10 Foreign Exchange Rates (weekly), H.15 Selected Interest Rates, and Z.7 Flow of Funds Summary Statistics. Also at this site are listings of other Fed data available through the Commerce Department, the "Beige Book" (summary of commentary on current economic conditions by federal reserve district) and links to related web sites including: Federal Reserve Banks, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

British Elections and Politics Home Page (David Toube and David Boothroyd)
From here, there are hypertext links to all British Parliamentary Elections since 1983 and various other resources.

Budget of the United States Government FY 1996
Contains the Budget Message of the President and presents the President's budget proposals. The Mid-Session review is provided as an HTML document and the Budget is available as PDF files. A search of the entire budget is also available.

Business Cycle Indicators (Medial Logic Enterprises)
This server presents a set of 256 data series commonly known as the US Business Cycle Indicators. They are used for tracking and predicting US business activity. With a few exceptions that consists of quarterly data, the historical data is monthly data, as published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (part of the US Department of Commerce). In most instances the data is complete from 1948 to the present. The data is grouped into 16 categories. They are: Composite Indexes; Labor force, Employment, and Unemployment; Output, Production, and Capacity Utilization; Sales, Orders, And Deliveries; Fixed Capital Investment; Inventories and Inventory Investment; Prices; Profits and Cash Flow; Wages, Labor Costs, and Productivity; Personal Income and Consumer Attitudes; Saving; Money, Credit, Interest Rates, and Stock Prices; National Defense; Exports and Imports; International Comparisons; and Alternate Composite Indexes.

Business Cycle Indicators (University of Colorado at Boulder)
This link contains National Income and Products Accounts, the up-to-date data on the "yellow pages" and the old, not-updated "blue pages" of the Survey of Current Business. This link, provided by Gary Langer of "Communications for a Sustainable Sustainable Future" at the University of Colorado at Boulder also provides an MS Windows program called BCI Data Manager which makes using these data very easy to use. This link provides you an opportunity to download the program and the data.

Business Cycle Indicators database (The Conference Board)
The BCI data that used to be available freely from the US government is now available commercially.
Since February 1996, The Conference Board, a global business membership organization that performs various public functions in a nonadvocacy manner, has been responsible for creating the Business Cycle Indicators database. Beginning June 1997, the only official Internet source will be directly from The Conference Board's Internet site, www.tcb-indicators.org, on a subscription-password basis. The introductory fee is $200 per year for individuals. The Conference Board also announces that changes have been made to the BCI database system that allow for more timely updates (at least twice a month). See www.tcb-indicators.org for details. STAT-USA is currently discussing possible future dissemination options with the Conference Board." Leading Economic Indicators (Full History of Composite Indexes) are still available without charge through TCB.

California Dept. of Health Services Center for Health Statistics
Vital Statistics Section
304 S Street
P.O. Box 942732
Sacramento, California 94234-7320
(916) 445-6355
California government office responsible for California's electronic vital statistics system which includes data on live births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and marriage dissolutions. Also includes data needed for assessing the health status of Californians, data pertaining to key health status indicators for California's counties. Some data available here in small summary tables. Also a single-page "catalog" of complete data sets available for purchase. Tables include: Population, Live Births, Deaths & Infant Deaths, CA, 1985-1995; Comparison of Vital Statistics Rates, CA and the U.S., 1990 - 1995; Ten Leading Causes of Death, CA, 1994 and 1995; Live Births and Birth Rates by Age of Mother, CA, 1993-1995; Live Births and Birth Rates by Race/Ethnicity of Mother, CA, 1993-1995; and Number and Rate of Deaths by Age and Sex, CA, 1995. Population Estimates by Age, Race and Sex, 1994 and 1995.

California Labor Market Information (California. Employment Development Department)
http://www.calmis.cahwnet.gov/
Data by subject and by geographical areas, within California, and some comparative US data. Most data is current month only, but some historical datafiles are also available (e.g., Labor Force, Industry Employment).

California Statewide Election/Registration Data Merged to Census Data ( Institute of Governmental Studies)
The Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California Berkeley provides these data and their documentation. The database contains information related to the ethnic, political, and demographic makeup of California. The data are available by counties and by assembly districts. Features are being added continually.

Campaign Finance Contributions to members of U.S. Congress (Project Vote Smart)
For each state, a list of Senators and House Members; for each one the following kinds of information are available: campaign finance information, Biographical Data and Political Experience, Committees, Stands on the Issues, Voting Record -- Sampler, Performance Evaluations by Special Interest Groups, How to Contact.

Canada, Official Development Assistance (ODA) Program, Tools for Finding Specific Country Information
A large collection of connection to information about countries. This is page is large (109k) and you will need a HTML-table-compatible browser to use it. It includes, in one large table, easy to use searches of such popular country information sources such as the CIA World Factbook; the World Bank's Trends in Developing Economies, and Social Indicators, 1994; Amnesty International Country Reports; and much more.

Canadian Gallup Polls (Carleton University) (gopher)
This data base contains the documentation/codebook and frequency data for over 300 public opinion surveys conducted in Canada by Gallup Canada Inc. Gallup Canada, Inc. has been conducting public opinion surveys in Canada since May 1945. Please note that the data base is still under construction and, without prior notice, it may not be available for periods of time.

Canadian Statistics (Statistics Canada)
Freely available tables on the land, the people, the economy, and the state. Topics include: Geography; Environment; Population; Health; Education; Families, households and housing; Labour, employment and unemployment; Culture, leisure and travel; The Latest Indicators; System of national accounts; Gross domestic product; Consumer price index; Industrial product price indexes; Raw materials price indexes; Implicit price indexes and Chain price indexes, Gross domestic product; Labour force characteristics; Merchandise trade of Canada; Monthly and Quarterly Economic Indicators; Economic conditions; International trade; Primary industries; Manufacturing and construction; Communications, transportation and trade; Finance and services; Government; and Justice and crime.

Cancer Statistics Review (CSR)
Documents in PDF format. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The SEER Program collects cancer data on a routine basis from designated population-based cancer registries in various areas of the country. Trends in cancer incidence, mortality and patient survival in the United States, as well as many other studies, are derived from this data bank.

CDC Wonder (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
CDC WONDER provides query access to about 40 text-based and numeric databases. Numeric databases can provide, for example, the numbers and rates of sexually transmitted diseases, cancer cases, or deaths in the United States. Users can request data for any disease and demographic group, by submitting ad hoc queries against available datasets. CDC WONDER also provides free-text search facilities and document retrieval for several important text datasets, including the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from 1982 to the present, and CDC Prevention Guidelines.

CENSTATS
New report titles available in pdf format - < http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html > (Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

Census (US) FTP archive (CIESIN)
The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network. An ftp archive of Census realted materials provided by John Blodget and held at CIESIN (the Consortium for International Earth Science Information). Here you will find extracts from and documentation of the 1990 Census. Also included are PUMS boundary files and more.

Census (US): a collection of Census data (Rice University) (gopher)
Rice maintains links to collections of census data available by gopher.

Census (US): Washington State Census Data
The Center for Social Science Computation and Research, University of Washington maintains this collection of data.

Census and Property Survey for Florentine Domains and the City of Verona in Fifteenth Century Italy (David Herlihy and Christiane Klapisch-Zuber)
This site at the Data and Program Library Services (DPLS) of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, provides access to the raw data and documentation files for the Census and Property Survey for Florentine Domains and the City of Verona in Fifteenth Century Italy, also known as the Catasto study. Summary: The data were coded during 1966 to 1976 from the official manuscripts of the tax declarations (Campioni) in the fifteenth century Italy. For each household, one person was assigned as the 'fiscal head', the individual primarily responsible for the tax. Data for each household include name of fiscal head, type of dwelling, animal ownership, occupation of fiscal head, value of public and private investments, deductions, and tax.

Census Bureau (US)
Data User Services Division (DUSD)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20233
(301) 763-2074
The Bureau is responsible for conducting and disseminating the results of the U.S. decennial census as well as other major surveys. DUSD is responsible for a broad program of assistance to census data users including distributing selected census products, providing training, producing statistical compendia, and handling user inquiries. The annual Census Bureau Catalog and Guide lists products released. The ICPSR has signed a joint statistical agreement with the Bureau of the Census to distribute 1990 Census data through the ICPSR. The link above is to the Bureau's home page. Additional starting points include the Subjects A to Z page and the search page.

Census Bureau (US) 1990 Census Lookup (U.S. Census Bureau and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Here you can build tables and view maps. Tables can be your choice of HTML, tab-delimited or CODATA format. Census data here includes:
  • 1990 Census Summary Tape File 1 (STF1) 100% count - basic demographic variables
  • STF1A (Detailed geography - county, place, tract, etc)
  • STF1C (Nation and state totals Not all tables are available.)
  • STF1D (1993) (103rd Congressional Districts)
  • STF1D (1995) (104th Congressional Districts)
  • 1990 Census Summary Tape File 3 (STF3) (Detailed geography - county, place, tract, etc),
  • STF3B (ZIP codes),
  • STF3C - part 1 (Nation and state totals, Metropolitan Statistical Areas [MSAs]),
  • STF3C - part 2 (Urbanized Areas [UAs] Under construction),
  • STF3D (1993, 103rd Congressional Districts),
  • STF3D (1995, 104th Congressional Districts),

Census Bureau (US) 1996 Statistical Abstract of the United States
The complete Statistical Abstract is available in Adobe PDF format (each individual section is available as a separate PDF file); Frequently Requested Tables are available as plain text files. The Statistical Abstract is publised by the US Census Bureau, but contains data from other Federal Agencies and private sources. It contains a collection of statistics (over 1400 tables and graphs) on social, economic, and international subjects. In addition, the Abstract is a guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.

Subjects include: National Health Expenditures, Educational Attainment-- Race and Ethnicity, Crimes and Crime Rates--Types, Child Abuse and Neglect Cases--Victim Characteristics, Federal Budget-- Summary, Department of Defense Manpower, Civilian Employment in Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, Civilian Employment in Fastest Growing & Declining Occupations, Gross State Product, Gross Domestic Product, Personal Income, & Expenditures, Disposable Personal Income Per Capita, by State, Consumer Price Indexes--Major Groups, Consumer Price Indexes--Selected Items, Money Market Interest Rates and Mortgage Rates, Bond and Stock Dividend Yields, Establishments, Employees, and Payroll, Bankruptcy Cases--States, Energy Supply and Disposition, Motor Vehicle Registrations--States, New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started, Characteristics of New Privately-Owned 1 Family Houses, Retail Sales, by Kind of Business, U.S. Exports and Imports of Merchandise, U.S. Exports and General Imports--Selected SITC Commodities, and Population and Land Area--Countries. Also, state rankings, state and county profiles, Retail trade, Wholesale trade, Consumer installment credit, Building permits and Housing starts, New home sales, New home mortgage rate, New construction, Manufacturing, Index of industrial production, Foreign trade, Money supply (M1), Consumer and Producer Price Indexes, Interest rates, Civilian labor force and unemployment, Index of leading indicators, Personal income, and Gross domestic product.

Census Bureau (US) CenStats and CenStore
CenStats contains electronic images of more than 1,000 Census Bureau printed reports featuring statistical information on such topics as the Nation's population, housing, business and manufacturing activity, international trade, farming and state and local governments. These electronic publications are displayed in the Portable Document Format (PDF) All Census Bureau publications released since January 1, 1996 are in CenStats.
CenStore provides descriptions and ordering information for Census Bureau products - CD-ROMs, computer tapes, publications, maps and other statistical and reference products. Included for each product is an abstract describing subject content, geographic coverage, cost, and source for purchase. Updated on a daily basis, this is our most current source of product information and availability.

Census Bureau (US) Census and You
A monthly newsletter that reports recent Bureau findings, including tables and graphs, and recent data releases.

Census Bureau (US) County and City Data Book
Find the latest official statistics for 1,078 cities, all 3,141 U.S. counties, and 11,097 places of 2,500 or more inhabitants in the latest County and City Data Book. Find out about: socioeconomic and housing data from the 1990 census and the surveys that update them business in your city and county median income, tax base, and more than 100 other variables for counties and cities nationwide. Includes: Land Area, Population 1992, Population 1980, Growth Rates, Population Per Square Mile, 65 Years Old and Over, Black Population, Asian and Pacific Islander Population, Hispanic Population, Foreign-Born, Persons Speaking Other Languages, Households, Infant Death Rates, Crime Rate, Enrollment, Educational Attainment, Median Household Income, Public Assistance, Poverty Rates, Housing Built 1939 or Earlier, Median Housing Value, Renter-Occupied Housing, Public Transportation, Unemployment Rate, Labor Force, Employment in Manufacturing, City Government Taxes, and Daily Temperature, Annual Precipitation.

Census Bureau (US) Current Industrial Reports
These reports present timely data on the production, inventories, and orders for 4,400 products, which represent 30 percent of all U.S. manufacturing. The various data series include monthly, quarterly, annual, and biennial reports. Monthly and quarterly series generally include annual summaries; for some commodities, reports are only issued every year or two.

Census Bureau (US) Data Extraction Service (DES)
The Data Extraction Service provides online subseting of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), selected Current Population Surveys (CPS), American Housing Survey (AHS), the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES), and the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS, 1990). You will be asked for your email address. This system DOES NOT produce tabulations, it produces ONLY RAW DATA which must then be processed by programming or statistical analysis software elsewhere. A complete list of files available Is also available. Note that, for PUMS, this service allows you to make extractions of person or household records (one or the other) and variables from those records from the 1% or 5% pums; you can make these extractions from all states at once. Ann Green of Yale University prepared a very useful overview of this and other sites and their features for an IASSIST Workshop. See also the useful Overview of the SIPP.

Census Bureau (US) Data Maps
Start by choosing a state, then choose data: a State profile, or Congressional Districts, and more. Also available: FIPS codes for counties and MSAs.

Census Bureau (US) Hispanic Population from the March 1994 Current Population Survey
These detailed tables show selected social and economic characteristics of the Hispanic population. The social and economic characteristics presented in the tables include age, sex, marital status, educational attainment, occupation, employment status, family and household composition, income, and poverty status. Data on earnings, income and poverty refer to the calendar year prior to the survey. The release of these tables on INTERNET will replace the usual printed report issued in Series P20 of the Current Population Reports (CPS).

Census Bureau (US) Hispanic Social and Demographic Data (ftp)
Fifteen tables from the Hispanic Data report of March 1994: Age of Population by Ethnicity, Earnings of Persons, Educational Attainment of Persons, Family Income, Origin by Place of Birth, Labor Force Status, Marital Status, Occupation, Family Relationship and Poverty, Family Characteristics, Household Characteristics, Selected Social Characteristics of All Persons and Hispanic Persons, by Type of Origin, Selected Economic Characteristics of All Persons and Hispanic Persons, by Type of Origin, Selected Characteristics of All Households and Hispanic Households, by Type of Origin, and Selected Characteristics of All Families and Hispanic Families, by Type of Origin.

Census Bureau (US) Historical Data: County Populations, 1900-1990 (ftp)

Census Bureau (US) Monthly Economic Indicators
Includes: Retail trade, Wholesale trade, Manufacturing, Building permits and Housing starts, New home sales, Foreign trade, Money supply, Interest rates: T-bill and prime (H15 release, Federal Reserve), Consumer installment credit, Gross domestic product, Leading indicators, Personal Income, Employment, Consumer Prices, New home mortgage rate, more....

Census Bureau (US) November 1994 Work Tables of US voting and registration
The tables in this section show voting and registration data for various socioeconomic groups for the total civilian noninstitutional population of the United States, including noncitizens. Because of the great size of the work tables, they are not shown in this menu but can be downloaded as a complete package or individually.

Census Bureau (US) SAS programs (ftp)

Census Bureau (US) Statistical Briefs
Statistical Briefs are 2 to 4 page reports issued occasionally and provide timely data on specific issues of public policy. Presented in narrative style with graphs, the reports summarize data from demographic surveys of the U.S. population. These documents are in Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). 1995 Statistical Briefs include: The Nation's Hispanic Population--1994; Poverty's Revolving Door; Health Insurance Coverage--Who Had a Lapse Between 1991 and 1993?; Housing in Metropolitan Areas--Motor Vehicles Available; Mothers Who Receive Food Stamps; Poverty Areas; Home Equity Lines of Credit: A Look at the People Who Obtain Them; Just What the Doctor Ordered: The Effect of Health Insurance Coverage on Doctor and Hospital Visits; Home Sweet Home: American's Housing, 1973 to 1993; Women in the United States: A Profile; Income and Job Mobility in the Early 1990's; Mothers Who Receive AFDC Payments; Reducing Toxins: Where to Look and How to Do It; Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Hispanic Origin Households; Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Black Households; Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Asian or Pacific Islander Households; Housing in Metropolitan Areas-Home Heating Fuel; Sixty-Five Plus in the United States; Housing of American Indians on Reservations-Plumbing; Housing of American Indians on Reservations-Structural Characteristics; Housing of American Indians on Reservations-Equipment and Fuels; Who Receives Child Support?; How Much We Earn-Factors That Make a Difference. Statistical Briefs from 1993 and 1994 are also available.

Census Bureau (US) TIGER Mapping Service
The goal of this service is to provide a public resource for generating high-quality, detailed maps of anywhere in the United States, using public geographic data. TMS Version 2.0 allows you to turn layers on and off and draw statistical maps from Census data. You can also choose the census level (tract, county, etc.) and "theme" to map (e.g., household size, age, race, etc.). You can also look up items from STF1A or STF3A. For an example, see San Diego page that lists available options.

Census Bureau (US) U.S. Gazetteer
This gazetteer is used to identify places to view with the TIGER Mapping Service and obtain census data from the 1990 Census Lookup server. Enter a place name or zip code and get a list of matches. Then, browse a map of the area or see tables from STF1A, STF3A, or STF3B. Tables can be your choice of HTML, tab-delimited or CODATA format.

Census Bureau (US) Voting and Registration
Percent Reported Voting and Registering, by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Gender, in November Elections: 1964-1994. Percent Reported Voting and Registering, by Age and Region, in November Elections: 1964-1994. Voting and Registration Data from the November 1994 Current Population Survey.

Census Bureau (US) We The People Series
The "We" Series of Publications are short, easy-to-read brochures that provide summarized demographic and economic information from the 1990 Census of Population and Housing. Eleven publications are available: We, the American Blacks; We, the American Asians; We, the American Hispanics; We, the American Pacific Islanders; We, the First Amercians; We, the American Foreign Born; We, the American Elderly; We, the American Women; We, the American Children; We, the Americans: Our Homes; We, the Americans: Our Education. Each report uses graphics to illustrate trends and compare 1990 data with information from 1980 and earlier censuses. First issued after the 1970 decennial census, the "We" series provides a brief summary of information some of which is available in more detail in other 1990 census products. These brochures are designed for all types of audiences and are particularly useful to educators and special groups.

Census Bureau (US) WWW Thematic Mapping System
Experimental. This is the WWW Thematic Mapping System, a geographic, data visualization tool. The data is supplied by the Census Bureau's "1994 USA Counties" cdrom. Data can be viewed by State or County. You may Create a New Theme or choose from one of the Available Themes.

Census Bureau (US), FTP archive
This is the very large FTP site that includes a variety of census data including: governments, international, construction, agriculture, economic, foreign trade, population, housing, industry, and more.

Census Bureau (US), Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
Housing statistics such as Homeownership, Housing Affordability, Housing Vacancy Data, Market Absorption of Apartments, Residential Finance Data, and Residential Segregation - 1990. Also has Household Economic Statistics (including: Health Insurance, Income and Poverty, Labor Force, Poverty Dynamics, Program Participation Dynamics Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, and Wealth).

CENSUS OF GOVERNMENTS, PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, VOLUME 3, NO. 2, COMPENDIUM OF PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT -
Data summarizes public employment, payrolls, average earnings, and employer costs for selected employee benefits. Federal, State, and local (by type) government data are provided for such functions as national defense and international relations, postal service, education, streets and highways, health, public welfare, fire and police protection, utilities, judicial and legal functions, and other governmental administration- pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

Census on CD-ROMs
Data from US government's Census CD-ROMs, available over The Internet, courtesy of UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

The Center for International Health Information (CIHI)
CIHI's purpose is to provide timely, reliable, and accurate information on the Population, Health, and Nutrition (PHN) sector in developing countries for USAID. Data here include: The Health Statistics Database (HSD) which tracks a variety of indicators of health status, population dynamics, nutritional status, use of population health and nutrition (PHN) services, behavior, knowledge, and PHN sector resources including Infant Mortality Rate, Under-Five Mortality Rate, Fertility Rate, and Contraceptive Prevalence Rate; The Health Statistics Reports (selected health and demographic statistics are brought together from multiple sources to provide an overview of health and population conditions in a given developing country; each report contains a summary table presenting current available data on demographic, child survival, and other health indicators, a variety of tables and graphs providing historical time series for some of the major indicators, and a series of graphs comparing current data for a given country with available data for the country's region, its income group, and for developing countries in general; each report concludes with notes on the data and a comprehensive list of sources cited). There are also lists of publications and links to related sites. The Center for International Health Information (CIHI) is a USAID information management activity operated by Information Management Consultants, Inc., of McLean, Virginia, in conjunction with the International Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) and The Futures Group (FUTURES).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US), ftp server
Data files and documentation for a variety of studies are available or promised to be available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) FTP server. Available data include two studies from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS): National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

Central European Regional Research Organization (CERRO) (gopher)
CERRO is a joint initiative of the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria; the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, CSFR; and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A. "Cerro's statistical information service was created in order to make statistical data on central european countries (by district) available via "gopher" and "ftp". To make handling of data easy, the files were constructed as SAS data files. It's important to recognize, that this service is still under con- struction. That means, that more and more data on new countries will be provided and data on just existing countries will be completed in the next weeks and months. The data about Romania, Hungary and Poland are not SAS data files and not available for districts. They are delivered by the Regents' Global Center of the University System of Georgia (USA), especially from the Institute for East West Studies (IEWS) - European Center Atlanta. For more information take a look to "organizations" and "USA". For the future we try to make data available for all central european countries on a 'district level'." Includes data about Slovakia, Czech Republic, Relations between Central European Countries, Romania, Austria, Hungary, and Poland.

Central Intelligence Agency (US), 1996 CIA World Factbook
In additions to basic statistical fact about the countries of the world, the Factbook also contains appendices with information about The United Nations System, International Organizations and Groups, and Estimates of Gross Domestic Product on an Exchange Rate Basis. Also has reference maps including: The World, North America, Central America and the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Ethnic Groups in Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Republic of South Africa, Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States-European States, Commonwealth of Independent States-Central Asian States, Southeast Asia, Oceania, Arctic Region, Antarctic Region, and Standard Time Zones of the World.

Central Statistical Office, United Kingdom, CSO Databank
The CSO Databank contains over 55,000 basic time series, some seasonally adjusted. However as a series can appear on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis or any combination, the total number of series on the Databank is over 75,000. Besides the CSO itself, these series come from a variety of sources such as other government departments and the Bank of England. The data available covers the main economic indicators, their components and most of the other major statistical series appearing in such CSO publications as Economic Trends, Monthly Digest of Statistics and Financial Statistics. In order to run the CSO datasets users need to load Navidata, the specially designed new Windows software. Data listed on this page in August of 1995 included: Acquisitions and mergers within the UK, Annual Census of Production, Company Liquidity, Consumers' Expenditure, Credit Business, Cross-border Acquisitions and Mergers, Cyclical Indicators, Dividend and Interest, Economic Trends, Employment and Earnings, Financial Statistics, Gross Domestic Product GDP, Index of Production, Index of Production, Institutional Investment, Monthly Digest of Statistics, Monthly review of external Trade Statistics, National Accounts, Overseas Direct Investment, Pensions and Insurance, Producer Price Indices, Public Sector Borrowing Requirements, Quarterly Turnover Inquiry, Retail Prices Index, Trade by Industry, UK Balance of Payments, UK Economic Accounts, National Accounts, Balance of Payments, and Unemployment.

CHANGING THE WAY THE UNITED STATES MEASURES INCOME AND POVERTY -
Paper prepared for the first meeting of the United Nations Expert Group on Household Income Statistics, Canberra, Australia, December 2-4, 1996; author: Daniel H. Weinberg, chief of the Census Bureau's Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division - http://www.census.gov/hhes/poverty/povmeas/chincpov.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

Chicago Board of Trade, Griggs and Santow, Detailed Economic Information
Sample data is available here. Including: Timely Economic Indicators, GDP & Housing, Inflation, Employment, Key Business & Consumer Data, Money Supply, and more. commodities exchanges closing prices worldwide, agricultural market commentaries at both mid-day and closing. The Visitors Center contains > histories of the market and the CBOT (dating back to the mid-19th > century, when "disappointed farmers who could not find buyers dumped > their grain into Lake Michigan"); a guide to "futures market jargon"; > a Quicktime movie of the trading floor; even a paean to the Art Deco > architecture of the Board's building. Lots of info and nice graphics > to boot, though the latter can be a bit slow to load.

CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE -
Information on children's health insurance. The data includes how children's health insurance coverage varies by age and race and ethnic groups. It also shows the health insurance status of poor children and which children receive Medicaid - http://www.census.gov/hhes/hlthins/chldhins.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

CIESIN Demography Home Page
The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network. Included here are links to: Public Use Microdata Samples, Current Population Survey, Economic Census Data, County Business Patterns, County City Data Book, Statistical Abstract Supplement, National Economic Social and Environmental Databank, Regional Economic Information System, Enhanced County to County Migration 1985-1990, TIGER 1992 Boundaries, and STF3A Standard Extracts.

City Population Data (Christopher Chase-Dunn)
gopher://csf.colorado.edu:70/11/wsystems/datasets/citypop/national
These are decennial city and national population sizes from 1930 to 1980. For some cities there are also 1985 populations. All the large countries of the world are included and the largest cities in each country are included. There are 10,961 cases (city and year). These data were originally collected in connection with an NSF- sponsored research project (SES 8318793) "World Division of Labor and the Development of National City Systems, 1800-1980. The PI was Christopher Chase-Dunn, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 21218 (chriscd@jhuvm.hcf.jhu.edu). The data were further cleaned and improved by Brad Lyman, Sociology, Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, Md. 21215. These data were used to analyze trends in urban primacy. Publications resulting from the projects are: Michael Timberlake 1985 Urbanization in the World-Economy New York, Academic Press. Christopher Chase-Dunn 1985 "The coming of urban primacy in Latin America" Comparative Urban Research, Vol. 11, # 1-2:14-31. Bradford Lyman 1992 "Colonial governance in the development of urban primacy" Studies in Comparative International Development 27,2:24-38. Bradford Lyman 1992 "Urban primacy and world-system position" Urban Affairs Quarterly 28,1:22-37.

CodEc - Programs for Economics and Econometrics (Economics Department of Washington University)
CodEc is part of NetEc, a volunteer project to improve the communication of research in Economics via eletronic media. The contribution of CodEc is to collect and provide computer programs of interest for economists and econometricians. CodEc provides source code for several programming languages (currently in C, C++ and Fortran) as well as programs written in some of the econometrical and statistical software used in Economics (for example Gauss, Rats and Shazam). CodEc also has programs for computer algebra systems (Mathematica) and executable binaries for DOS or Windows. More CodEc information is available as WWW hypertext, in PostScript for GhostView or for printing and in dvi format for xdvi or other dvi drivers.

Comparative Election Administration Study Data Archive (CEAS/DA) (Department of Political Science Göteborg University, Sweden)
Will contain unique and rich data set on 'election administrations', 'electoral systems', 'electoral law' and 'constitution' of the 112 Countries world over. The Archive is under construction and will hopefully be open at the beginning of 1996 with a wide range of datasets.

Components of population growth, United States, 1800-1980 (Economic History Services Databases)
http://cs.muohio.edu/Databases/US_Pop/
The five tables in this file were prepared by Michael Haines of Colgate University for "The Population of the United States, 1790-1920" as Chapter 4 in Stanley Engerman and Robert Gallman, eds., The Cambridge Economic History Of The United States, Vol. II, "The Long Nineteenth Century." The goal is to provide some updated summary information on the components of population change, the composition of the population, fertility and mortality, regional population redistribution, and recorded immigration to the United States. Sources are given in the notes to the tables. Also at: http://www.eh.net/ehnet/Databases/US_Pop/

Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) (U.S. Department of Energy)
The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed the Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) Program to provide public access to health and exposure data concerning DOE installations. Most of the data are from epidemiologic studies conducted by DOE-funded researchers as part of the DOE Worker Health and Mortality Study. Additionally, studies of populations residing near DOE installations, and other studies of radiation health effects, such as classic studies of atomic bomb survivors and the radium dial painters, are represented in CEDR. keywords: Los Alamos National Lab cancer causes cedr78 chemical cohort study company congenital epidemiologic exposure external facilities facility female fernald flats hanford laboratory lanl life linde plant lung males malformations mallinckrodt mercury model mortality mound multiple national nickel Oak Ridge pantex phosgene plant plutonium polonium prevalence radiation registry ridge Rocky Flats savannah site smrs suicide transuranium unpublished uranium war weapons welders workers working

Congressional Budget Office (US) Reports
CBO prepares various types of analyses for the Congress, including cost estimates for bills that individual Members have introduced or plan to introduce. CBO's services can be grouped in three categories: helping the Congress formulate a budget plan, helping it stay within that plan, and helping it consider issues related to the budget and to economic policy. Look for tables of data in these reorts. For a good example, see The Economic and Budget Outlook, Fiscal Years 1997-2006, May 1996.

CONSUMPTION ON THE COTTON SYSTEM AND STOCKS: FEBRUARY 1997 - M22P(97)-2 -
Data on consumption and stocks of cotton, manmade fiber staple by type of material, and stocks of cotton held at public storage and at compresses. Another table presents data on cotton spindles in place and spindle hours operated by major kind of business and type of fiber spun. Information is provided on world supply and distribution of cotton, with comparable data for the U.S. - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m22p9702.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

County and City Data Book (University of Virgini)
Both the 1988 and 1994 County and City Data Book are available here. The dbase files from the CDs are merged into single files for each year/level combination. Users can now select as many cities, counties, or states and combine that with as many variables as they would like. At this stage of development, the user may selected the method of sorting the data (alpha, numeric-ascending, numeric-descending), as well as the mode of delivery. Ann Green of Yale University prepared a very useful overview of this and other sites and their features for an IASSIST Workshop.

CSA Survey Data Documentation and Analysis (University of California--Berkeley Data Applications)
Data available here include: GSS (General Social Survey) 1972-1994 Cumulative Datafile, 1990 Census - California 1% Sample, NES (US National Election Study) 1952-1992 Cumulative Datafile, 1991 Race and Politics Survey, Italian Prejudice Survey (Italian and English versions), and CSA Test Data. This site is intended to illustrate how various types of data files can be set up for WWW access using CSA tools. CSA (Conversational Survey Analysis) is UC Berkeley's proprietary software, a set of programs for the documentation and analysis of survey data. The programs can produce codebooks either for printing or for browsing. Data analysis includes cross- tabulation and the comparison of means, other features are planned for the future, including an extract program for preparing the corresponding data definitions necessary to generate system files for SAS and SPSS. Ann Green of Yale University prepared a very useful overview of this and other sites and their features for an IASSIST Workshop.

CU Time Series Repository ( University of Colorado at Boulder)
A repository of time series data, methods, papers, bibliography files, and more. Including Santa Fe Competition Data, "benchmarks," and more. We've captured a local copy of the Daily Exchange Rates (1973-1987) and NYSE daily Returns (1962-1988) data. Other data available from CU includes the tickwise bids for the exchange rate from Swiss francs to US dollars; (August 7, 1990 to April 18, 1991).

Currency Exchange Rates (gopher)
The United Nations provides these exchange rates for over 200 countries.

Currency Exchange Rates (Olsen & Associates Switzerland)
You can view an exchange rate on any day from 1 January 1990 to the present; the median and the daily high and low.

Current Population Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)
The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for more than 50 years.
see also: The CPS is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population. The sample is scientifically selected to represent the civilian noninstitutional population. Respondents are interviewed to obtain information about the employment status of each member of the household 15 years of age and older. However, published data focus on those ages 16 and over. The sample provides estimates for the nation as a whole and serves as part of model-based estimates for individual states and other geographic areas. Estimates obtained from the CPS include employment, unemployment, earnings, hours of work, and other indicators. They are available by a variety of demographic characteristics including age, sex, race, marital status, and educational attainment. They are also available by occupation, industry, and class of worker. Supplemental questions to produce estimates on a variety of topics including school enrollment, income, previous work experience, health, employee benefits, and work schedules are also often added to the regular CPS questionnaire. CPS data are used by government policymakers and legislators as important indicators of our nations's economic situation and for planning and evaluating many government programs. They are also used by the press, students, academics, and the general public. Supplementary questions can be added to the CPS interview in a particular month to gather in-depth information on specific aspects of the labor force or other topics. In March each year, the Annual Demographic Supplement includes questions on income and work experience. Questions on voting, educational enrollment, and child support are just some of the topics periodically asked in CPS supplements. See also: our local copy of the list of supplementary CPS topics which includes the months and years in which they are asked and the Bureau's page of Related Surveys.

CyberSchoolBus (United Nations)
This site has InfoNation, an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations; Global Trends, where you can get a visual overview of what is happening around the world in the form of charts and graphs, on topics such as litercy, population, irrigation, food production, infant mortality, and more; Country at a Glance, which has a brief description of each country; and more.

Daily quotations on the price of Greenbacks in gold dollars, 1862-1878 (Economic History Services)
http://www.eh.net/ehnet/Databases/Greenback/
File contains 6209 daily observations of the high and low price of gold quoted as the number of gold cents needed to buy one Greenback dollar. From the README at the site: "The data were used in two studies of the Greenback. The citations are: Willard, Kristen L., Timothy W. Guinnane, and Harvey S. Rosen, 1996. "Turning Points in the Civil War: Views from the Greenback Market." American Economic Review 86(4):1001-1018. Timothy W. Guinnane, Kristen L. Willard, and Harvey S. Rosen, 1995. "Messages from the Den of Wild Beasts': Greenback Prices as Commentary on the Union's Prospects." Civil War History XLI(4): 313-328. We did not collect the data in the usual sense; we simply copied it from the tables in: Mitchell, Wesley C., 1903. A history of the Greenbacks. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. That is, our only contribution here is to provide the labor of coding the data. Before using the data we recommend reading Mitchell's book to understand the various sources he used to compile the tables. Contact person: Professor Harvey Rosen, Department of Economics, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544. Email: hsr@pucc.princeton.edu" Also found at: http://cs.muohio.edu/Databases/Greenback/

Data About Kansas (The Institute for Public Policy and Business Research)
The Kansas Economic Outlook and tables and graphs from the Kansas Statistical Abstract).

The Data and Story Library (DASL) (Carnegie Mellon University Statistics Department)
DASL (pronounced "dazzle") is an online library of small datafiles and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics methods. Data from a wide variety of topics, real-world examples. Good for instruction. The archive contains two types of files, stories and datafiles. Each story applies a particular statistical method to a set of data. Each datafile has one or more associated stories. The data can be downloaded as a space- or tab-delimited table of text, easily read by most statistics programs. Stories are classified according to statistical methods and major topics of interest.

Data Archive of the Henry A. Murray Research Center (Radcliffe College)
http://www.radcliffe.edu/murray/data/index.htm
Radcliffe College
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
The Henry A. Murray Research Center of Radcliffe College is a center for research on the changing lives of American women. The center's primary purpose is to promote the use of existing social science data to explore human development and social change. It also promotes the secondary analysis of longitudinal, qualitative data archived at the center. The center's collection focuses on human development across the life span, social change, and the lives of women. Data sets within the collection are available for reanalysis, replication, and longitudinal follow-up. The center has over 230 such data sets on a wide variety of topics. The archive is part of an active research center that offers staff assistance to data users, seminars and conferences on methods for using existing data, research grants to doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars, and a visiting scholars-in-residence program.
Data holdings include studies with both female and male subjects. One area of special emphasis has been longitudinal studies of mental health. The Mental Health Archive includes such important Crime Causation Study: Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency, Harlem Longitudinal Study of Urban Black Youth, the Colorado Adoption Project, and the Longitudinal Study of Generations and Mental Health by Bengtson. The center collects data on such topics as health, career development, racial and gender identity, and political participation, as well as such major life events as marriage, child-bearing, divorce, widowhood, and retirement. The Center has also been developing special archives for researchers interested in special areas Video Archive and the Diversity Archive are two such specialized archives in which studies are currently being pursued. The Site includes a Searchable Guide.

Data Ferret (Federal Electronic Research Review and Extraction Tool) (U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) are available here. CPS data here include:
    January 1994 through July 1998 Basic Monthly
    February: 1998 Displaced Workers Supplement
    February: 1996 Displaced Workers Supplement
    February: 1996 Job Tenure Supplement
    February: 1995, 1997 Contingent Workers Supplements
    March: 1992 through 1997 March Supplements
    March: 1998 will be released on Thursday, September 24th April: 1995 Food Security Supplement
    May: 1995 Race and Ethnicity Supplement
    October: 1994 - 1996 School Enrollment Supplements
    October: 1997 School Enrollment Supplement should be available by early October 1998.
Users can navigate to find pre-made tables and can build their own tables and extracts.
This joint project of The U.S. Commerce Department's Census Bureau and the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) enables users to access and manipulate large demographic and economic data sets. It is designed to aid not only sophisticated researchers, but also reporters, students, government policy-makers or amateur statisticians. The CPS is a survey of about 50,000 households that the Census Bureau conducts for BLS, which is used to produce BLS' estimates of employment and unemployment. It also includes periodic supplements covering a range of topics, such as income and poverty, health insurance coverage and school enrollment. These are published by the Census Bureau. The SIPP, a Census Bureau survey of about 37,000 households, collects data monthly on sources of income and participation in government-assistance programs, as well as on various aspects of economic well-being. Among the current and future data topics that will be accessible through FERRET are: employment, health care, education, race and ethnicity, health insurance, housing, income and poverty, aging and marriage, and family. FERRET allows users to quickly locate current and historical information from these sources, get tabulations for specific information they need, make comparisons between different data sets, create simple tables and download large amounts of data to desktop and larger computers for custom reports.

Data Sets from the Peace Science Society (International)
http://pss.la.psu.edu/DATARES.HTM
Four datasets are available here. Interstate System Membership, 1816-1997; Militarized Interstate Dispute (version 2.10); Territorial Changes Data, 1816-1996; and International Trade Data (version 1.1).
Interstate System, 1816-1997: This data set is a revised version of the state list periodically updated and distributed by the Correlates of War (COW) Project at the University of Michigan. This version extends the temporal domain of the collection to 1997 and dates system membership at the day level. This additional precision is intended to eliminate some inconsistencies with other data sets. The most authoritative documentation for this data set is to be found in the following publications. Melvin Small and J. David Singer (1982). Resort to Arms: International and Civil Wars, 1816-1980. Sage Publications, pp. 38-46. J. David Singer and Melvin Small (1972). The Wages of War 1816-1965: A Statistical Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 19-30. Bruce M. Russett, J. David Singer, and Melvin Small (1968). "National Political Units in the Twentieth Century: A Standardized List," American Political Science Review, 62(3):932-951.
Militarized Interstate Disputes: This data set is a revised version (2.10) of the Militarized Interstate Dispute (MID) data collection compiled by the Correlates of War (COW) Project. It covers the years 1816-1992 and provides information about conflicts in which one or more states threaten or use force against one or more other states. The authoritative documentation for this data set can be found in the following publication. Daniel M. Jones, Stuart A. Bremer and J. David Singer (1996). "Militarized Interstate Disputes, 1816-1992: Rationale, Coding Rules, and Empirical Patterns." Conflict Management and Peace Science, 15(2): 163:213.
Territorial Change, 1816-1996: "The territorial change dataset is the result of the effort to identify and code all territorial changes involving at least one nation-state (as defined by the Correlates of War project) for the period 1816-1996."
International Trade Data: "This data set is version 1.1 of Katherine Barbieri's national and dyadic trade data, which covers the period 1870-1992."

The DATAbank project (Stat Online, France)
The STAT ON LINE DATAbank project aims to have several statistical information databases as complete as possible, at the disposal of all data users. These databases are, free for those in the public sector but necessary for others to pay, and will be accessible "on line" during the course of 1996. Social economical data for educational and professional vocations, data on sport, culture, cinema or scientific data. Soon you will find all data on STAT ON LINE! The databases are available in a STATlab format

Databases from the Center for Public Integrity
http://www.publicintegrity.org/main_resources.html
As part of the Center's extensive investigative research, we compile numerous databases for downloading here. The Center's mission is to provide the American public with the findings of its investigations and analyses of public service, government accountability, and ethics-related issues. Databases available include:
  • Assets Database selected assets (as listed in financial disclosure records)of presidential candidates Lamar Alexander, Bill Clinton, Robert Dole, Phil Gramm, and Richard Lugar;
  • Honorarium Database approximately 2,000 instances in which candidates took honorarium;

Datastream
Datastream is a private company that offers access to vast amounts of securities, bond, options, futures, corporate, and other economic data for a fee. The link above is to their web site that descibes their services and also offers some "complimentary" data. A very nice User Guide to Datastream is maintained by Princeton University.

UCSD students faculty and staff should contact the library for additional information about local access to the full Datastream product.

DataZone (The Economic Policy Institute)
The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy. EPI was founded in 1986 by a group of economic policy experts, including the economist Barry Bluestone; columnist and editor Robert Kuttner; Ray Marshall, secretary of labor in the Carter administration; Robert Reich, former Clinton secretary of labor; the economist Lester Thurow; and Jeff Faux, who now serves as EPI's president. EPI is supported by grants from foundations, corporations, labor unions, and individuals.
Data here includes
    Hourly Wage Decile Cutoffs, for Men , Women , or All. Share of Employment by Wage Multiple of Poverty Wage for Men, Women , or All. Average Hourly Earnings by Education Level for Men, Women, or All. Real Hourly Wages by Education, Using CPS Education Definitions Beginning in 1992. Weekly and Hourly Earnings of Production, Non- Supervisory Workers. Median Annual Earnings of Full-Time, Full-Year Workers for Men and Women. Usual Weekly Earnings of Full-Time Wage and Salary Workers, for Men, Women, or All. Median Family Income 1947-96. Share of Aggregate Income Going to Each Fifth and the Top 5 Percent of Families. Consumer Price Index, for all Urban Consumers, Series X1 (CPI-U-X1). Changes in Family Income Group by Family Type, 1979-94. Sources of Income Growth of Top Fifth, 1979-94. Change in Family Income Shares, 1979-94. Husbands' and Wives' Hours of Work, 1979-94. Role of Higher Wives' Earnings and Hours on Family income Growth, 1979-94. Effect of Wives' Earnings on Income Shares Among Married Couples with Children, 1979-94. Changes in Income Inequality of Married Couple Families with Children, 1979-94. Growth of Average Hourly Wages, Benefits and Compensation National Income and Product Accounts, 1959-94. Growth of Average Hourly Wages, Benefits, and Compensation, 1959-94.
Also, see on the EPI homepage:
    Selected corrections, clarifications, and amplifications to economics coverage in the New York Times and Washington Post; Updated weekly. An in-depth series of numerous tables tracking trends in family income statistics. Nine tables providing recently updated figures and statistics on the labor market, family income, prices, GDP, wages, poverty, trade, the budget deficit, and interest rates. Analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly employment report. Published quarterly upon release of the Bureau of Economic Analysis' quarterly GDP report. Analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly reports on the consumer price and producer price indexes.
Additionally, there are links to other data sources.

The Datazone -- Spreadsheets (Economic Policy Institute)
http://epinet.org/datazone/downloadlist.html
The Economic Policy Institute provides these U.S. national, regional and state data tables in spreadsheet format. Data categories include: Wage and Compensation Trends, Family Earnings and Income Trends, Prices, and Unionization. Examples of tables available: Hourly Wage Decile Cutoffs for 1973-1998 Men,Women, or All Average Hourly Earnings by Education Level for 1973-1997 Men, Women, or All Historical Values of the US Minimum Wage, 1960-1997 Ratio of Compensation to Wages, 1959-1997 Median Family Income, 1947-97; Share of Aggregate Income Going to Each Fifth and the Top 5 Percent of Families 1947-1997; Median and Mean Income of Families by Race of Householder White, Black, or Hispanic; Annual Hours of Work, Husbands and Wives, 1979-1996; Effect on Family Earnings of Changes in Wives' Earnings, 1979-1996; Income Mobility over the 1970s and 1980s; The Growth of Income Inequality, 1989-96, Using Comparable Data; Consumer Price Index; Factor Income Analysis, 1959-1997; Union Coverage in the United States,1979-1997; Hourly Wage Rates for Low-Wage Workers by State, 1979-98; Income Inequality by State, Late 1970s-Mid 1980s; Median Income for Four-Person Families, by State, 1974-96; Unemployment Rates by State and Division, 1979-97; About EPI: "The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.... EPI was established in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers."

Demographic and Health Survey Data (University of Pennsylvania)
DHS Data archives of raw survey data results for a number of African countries

Demographic and Health Surveys Data Archive
http://www.macroint.com/dhs/dhsarch.html
DHS Data Archive
Macro International
Suite 300
11785 Beltsville Drive
Calverton, MD 20705-3119, USA
Telephone: (301) 572 0851
Fax: (301) 572 0993
E-mail: archive@macroint.com
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is a project to assist developing countries to conduct and analyze surveys on population and health. The DHS Data Archive is a computerized archive of survey data collected from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Data are currently available for 51 countries and more are being added as additional surveys are completed. For each country several datasets are usually available: Individual women's data (standard DHS survey) Household data, Male or husband's data (for some countries), Couple's data (some countries), Children's data (some countries). Questionnaire Content: The standard DHS survey consists of a household schedule and a women's questionnaire. A nationally representative sample of women aged 15-49 is interviewed. The women's questionnaire contains information on the following topics: Background characteristics, Lifetime reproduction, Contraceptive knowledge and use, Maternity and breastfeeding, Immunization of children, Diarrhea, fever and cough in children, Height and weight of children, Marriage, Fertility preferences, Husband's background, and Woman's work status. Additional modules used in some surveys include: Natural family planning, Social marketing, Sterilization, Pill compliance, Woman's employment, Maternal mortality, Causes of death, and AIDS. Access to Data There are presently two ways to access DHS data; (1) Direct FTP and (2) through the traditional data archive. (When ordering data from the archive, charges to cover data media, handling and postage are required.)

Demographic Data Viewer (CIESIN)
http://sedac.ciesin.org/plue/ddviewer/htmls/whtst.html
Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network. DDViewer provides rapid data mapping, viewing and analysis to the internet community. This interactive mapping tool enables users to select geographic areas, specify variables to map, specify map outlay parameters and color assignments. A map image is created on the fly for each query and a descriptive summary statistics report is provided along with the image. The tool can also be used to browse demographic data in tabular format. All products may be downloaded via the browser upon creation. DDViewer currently supports U.S. Census demographic data (STF3A 1990) and Boundary Files (TIGER 1992) which cover all the U.S. states, counties, county subdivisions, census tracts and blockgroups for more than 200 variables of population, housing, education, employment, etc. It can be applied more widely in combination with other databases, such as for risk analysis with environmental databases, or in business research using the U.S. Census national retail databases.

Digital Chart of the World (Penn State University Libraries)
http://www.maproom.psu.edu/dcw/
"This web site will allow you to download the boundaries and layers of different countries, in Arc/INFO export format, from ESRI's Digital Chart of the World data set. Our mapping function will give you a preview of the data. The entire data set is also available, on CD- ROM, at the Pennsylvania State University's Social Sciences Library or from ESRI.... The Digital Chart of the World (DCW) is an Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) product originally developed for the US Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) using DMA data."

Discount Rate, US, Historical (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
The rates charged by Reserve Banks when they extend credit to depository institutions either through advances or through the discount of certain types of paper, including ninety-day commercial paper.

The Dismal Scientist
Data available includes current leading economic indicators (Consumer Credit, Nonfarm Employment, Unemployment, Average Hourly Earnings, National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM) Index, Personal Income, Consumption, Savings Rate, Durable Goods, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Housing Starts, Housing Permits, CPI, Industrial Production, Capacity Utilization, PPI, and Retail Sales). Also available: data by US Region: Regions are divided into both states and over 250 different metro areas. In addition to analysis, the Dismal Scientist provides considerable data and enhanced ranking capabilities for improving your own analysis of various US economic regions. For example, you can sort on these and many more categories: Nonfarm employment, population, unemployment, per capita income, single family home sales, and housing stock. There are also forecasts. The Dismal Scientist Industry section provides historical information on different industry producer prices. The information is categorized into different views, for ease of use, and includes Finished Goods, Intermediate Goods, Crude Goods, and Special Groupings. In total, there are nearly 100 different data series that are provided to assist in making industry-specific decisions.

The site's FAQ describes its mission: "It offers comprehensive and timely economic data and analysis, at the metro, state, and national level by recognized economists. Our site is geared more towards small business owners and students; people who want to use economics but aren't economists themselves. We try to keep everything fairly non-technical and widely applicable. The site includes forecasts, demographic information, and thousands of economic statistics. For example, the site provides a quick summary of major economic releases along with an economist's perspective on its implications and a user-friendly, easy- to-read table of the most pertinent data from the release. Users would also find useful descriptions on the financial impact of the release, along with strengths and weaknesses, and tips on exactly how to better utilize the information. The Dismal Scientist also provides useful tools to filter and better comprehend economic, demographic, and socioeconomic information. We enable the reader to rank all 50 states and over 250 metro areas on more than 100 distinct categories. In addition to the rankings, readers can see scores of data on one specific region.

Dow Jones Averages, 1930-1992 (Chance Database)
Daily Closing Dow Jones Stock Market Index.

Dow Jones Historical Data (University of Michigan)
Includes Dow Jones stock market averages, 1885-1990 data scanned from the book "The DJ Averages: 1885-1985." Includes high, low and close.

Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economics Network
Chief Economist of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in New York maintains this site of economic and financial information. Many files require use of Adobe Acrobat. Some files are open to the public, others are open only if you have an account with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. Dated files are moved into the public archives and free new files are constantly added.

DYNAMICS OF ECONOMIC WELL-BEING: INCOME, 1992 TO 1993 MOVING UP AND DOWN THE INCOME LADDER, P70-56 -
Fluctuations in U.S. residents' economic well-being from one year to the next as measured by their income relative to their poverty thresholds; data on other factors affecting well-being include changes in personal and family circumstances, such as work experience, marital status, and household composi- tion - http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/dewb93/index.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

EconData (U. of Maryland)
http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/Economics/EconData/Econdata.html
A Source of Economic Time Series Data from INFORUM, at the University of Maryland. Several hundred thousand economic time series, produced by a number U.S. Government agencies and distributed in a variety of formats and media, can be found here. They have been put into a standard, highly efficient, easy-to-use form for personal computers and made publicly available through this site. These series include national income and product accounts (NIPA), labor statistics, price indices, current business indicators, industrial production, information on states and regions, as well as international data.

Economagic: Economic Time Series Page (Economagic, LLP)
http://economagic.com/
The site is a comprehensive collection of freely available economic data on the web. Includes a database of over 100,000 economic time series all in the same text format. Data are updated by robots the day the sources are updated. This page is meant to be a comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting. This site (set of web pages) was started in 1996 to help students in an Applied Forecasting class. The idea was to give students easy access to large amounts of data, and to be able to quickly get charts of that data. At this time, there are more than 100,000 time series for which data and custom charts can be retrieved. Vast number of economic time series, easily modified charts, all series available as Excel files. The majority of the data is USA data. The core data sets involve US macroeconomic data. The bulk of the data are employment data by local area -- state, county, MSA, and many cities and towns.
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Econometrics Laboratory Software Archive (ELSA) (University of California, Berkeley)
Data available here include Lorna Greening's Integrated Consumer Expenditure Survey data files, for 1980-1994. Data are available in either ascii or SAS formats. Variables are labeled consistently across all fourteen years. Also available: Bronwyn Hall's datasets, including patents-R&D data; patents data at the individual firm level; header information for all the firms in the 1991 manufacturing sector master file; firms that exited from the 1991 manufacturing sector master file (and reasons for exit); data for productivity estimation; data for market value estimation.

Economic Census (US) 1992 (Oregon State University)
HTML forms allow you to select a state and then, for a city, county, or metropolitan area, get a table of data for service industries, or retail trade, or wholesale trade. This is one of several databases available as part of the Government Information Sharing Project.

Economic Conversion Information Exchange (ECIX) (gopher)
"The Economic Conversion Information Exchange (ECIX) Gopher is a clearinghouse of information needed to anticipate, plan for, and respond to, defense downsizing. The information contained within this gopher server is the of a collaborative effort between the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) of the Department of Defense." Economic and defense data available here include: Military Base Closure and Realignment Status Reports; Defense Budgets; Defense Industry and Employment Impacts; Civilian Industry Trends; and General Economic Data.

Economic Indicators 104th Congress
The Economic Indicator database contains the Economic Indicators of the 104th Congress (1995-1996). The Economic Indicators are prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic advisors and is published monthly. Documents are available as ASCII text and Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF)files. The database is updated monthly. These Documents are made available as part of the "GPO Access" project of the U.S. Government Printing Office. For more search options, use the Economic Indicators 104th Congress link. Also see GPO Gate for other full text searchable documents.
The Economic Report of the President (1992-1994) (United States)
Full text of 1992-1994 Economic Reports of the President are available from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

The Economic Report of the President (1995) (United States)
Full text of 1995 Economic Reports of the President are available from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

The Economic Report of the President (1996) (United States)
The Economic Report of the President is transmitted to Congress no later than ten days after the submission of the budget. The Report includes; 1) current and foreseeable trends and annual numerical goals concerning topics such as employment, unemployment, production, real income and Federal budget outlays 2) employment objectives for significant groups of the labor force 3) annual numeric goals and 4) a program for carrying out program objectives. The data is in the form of tables and the text and tables are available from a Table of Contents, a List of Tables and by full text search.

Economic Report of the President, 1999 (GPO Gate)
http://gpo.ucop.edu/catalog/erp99.html
http://gpo.ucop.edu/catalog/erp99_appen_b.html
Includes Appendix B Statistical Tables Relating to Income, Employment, and Production. The Economic Report of the President is transmitted to Congress no later than ten days after the submission of the budget. The Statistical Appendix B provides over 100 tables in plain text and spreadsheet format. Examples: NATIONAL INCOME OR EXPENDITURE: Gross domestic product, 1959-98; Real gross domestic product, 1959-98; Quantity and price indexes for gross domestic product, and percent changes, 1959-98; Percent changes in real gross domestic product, 1959- 98; Real gross domestic product by major type of product, 1959-98; Gross domestic product by sector, 1959-98 Real gross domestic product by sector, 1959-98; Gross domestic product by industry, 1959-97; Real gross domestic product by industry, 1977-97; POPULATION, EMPLOYMENT, WAGES, AND PRODUCTIVITY: Population by age group, 1929-98; Civilian population and labor force, 1929-98; Civilian employment and unemployment by sex and age, 1950-98; Civilian employment by demographic characteristic, 1955-98; Unemployment by demographic characteristic, 1955-98; Civilian labor force participation rate and employment/population ratio, 1950-98; PRODUCTION AND BUSINESS ACTIVITY: Industrial production indexes, major industry divisions, 1948-98; Industrial production indexes, market groupings, 1948- 98; Industrial production indexes, selected manufactures, 1948-98; Capacity utilization rates, 1948-98; PRICES: Consumer price indexes for major expenditure classes, 1958-98; Consumer price indexes for selected expenditure classes, 1958-98; Consumer price indexes for commodities, services, and special groups, 1958-98; MONEY STOCK, CREDIT, AND FINANCE: Money stock, liquid assets, and debt measures, 1959-98; Consumer credit outstanding, 1955-98; GOVERNMENT FINANCE: Federal receipts, outlays, surplus or deficit, and debt, selected fiscal years, 1929-2000; Federal budget receipts, outlays, surplus or deficit, and debt, as percent of gross domestic product, fiscal years 1934-2000; Federal receipts and outlays, by major category, and surplus or deficit, fiscal years 1940-2000; CORPORATE PROFITS AND FINANCE: Corporate profits with inventory valuation and capital consumption adjustments, 1959-98; Corporate profits by industry, 1959-98; AGRICULTURE: Farm income, 1945-98; INTERNATIONAL STATISTICS: Civilian unemployment rate, and hourly compensation, major industrial countries, 1973-98; Foreign exchange rates, 1977-98. GPO Gate is the Univeristy of California Gateway to government information provided by the Government Printing Office.

Economic Statistics Briefing Room (U.S. White House)
The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal economic indicators. It provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies. All of the information included in the Economic Statistics Briefing Room is maintained and updated by the statistical units of those agencies. Topics include: Output; Income; Employment, Unemployment, and Earnings Production and Business Activity; Prices; Money, Credit, and Securities Markets; Transportation; and International Statistics.

Economic Time Series Page (Ted Bos, University of Alabama at Birmingham)
http://bos.business.uab.edu/browse/
About 75,000 economic time series useful for economic research, particularly economic forecasting. Mostly US data including macroeconomic data and employment data by local area -- state, county, MSA, and many cities and towns. The site was created to help students in a college Applied Forecasting class. You can retrieve raw data, custom charts, and Excel files for many of the most popular series. You can search by keyword or browse through hierarchical menus. Searching includes the ability to search 9,000 Producer Price Index series and the 50,000 Local Employment series. Browsing includes browsing by state. Sources of data include: the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Commerce, the Internal Revenue Service, the Bank of Canada, and the American Automobile Manufacturers' Association. Subjects include: Interest Rates, Industrial Production, Capacity, Utilization and Electric Power Use, Retail Sales by Kind of Business, Building Permits by Region, State, and Metro Areas, State Civilian Labor Force, MSA Civilian Labor Force, US Nonfarm Employment, State and City Employment, International Employment and Prices, Consumer Price Index by Item and Place Producer Price Index by Product, Tax Collections, National Accounts (GDP), Business Cycle Indicators (not updated), automobile production, automobile sales, Import Penetration into the US auto Markets. and US Public Debt.

Economics Gopher Server (Sam Houston State University)
Sponsored by the Department of Economics and Business Analysis, College of Business Administration, Sam Houston State University. Intended to ultimately to provide a wide array of economics-related information to the networking community. Many of the files included in this area are available for anonymous ftp access from SHSU.

Economics in the News (Wall St. Journal, Dow Jones, W.W. Norton)
This server contains a selection of news of articles from The Wall Street Journal that can be used for classroom discussion. The copyright and distribution issues have been eliminated since your students can now read the relevant articles online as soon as they are posted. Each article contains annotation and commentary linking the news to economic analysis. These commentaries relate the real life headlines and stories from The Wall Street Journal to the economic principles described in Norton textbooks. Nowhere else on the Web can the user get such a combination of the best news and the best analysis of economic principles. The server is seeded with important articles drawn from the past few years of The Wall Street Journal, and new articles will be added to keep the service fully up to date. Economics in the News was conceived by Hal Varian of the University of California, Berkeley.

The Economics/Markets/Investments Index (Media Logic Enterprises)
A large collection of links to data. Topics include T-bills, prices, employment and unemployment, building, business cycle indicators, exchange rates, stocks, capacity utilization, consumer price index, money supply, collective bargaining, loans, leading indicators, credit, profits, energy, exports and imports, futures, options, production, inventories, mutual funds, income, savings, producer price index, GDP, Standard & Poors 500, bond yields, and more. Data for the U.S. and: Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy and other countries. Also has a comprehesive search of economics data.

Economy at a Glance (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
http://www.bls.gov/eag.table.html
Economy at a Glance A text version of this page is also available. Footnotes: (1) Seasonally adjusted, in thousands (2) Seasonally adjusted, in percent (3) For production and nonsupervisory workers on private nonfarm payrolls, seasonally adjusted (4) Compensation, all civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, 3month percent change (5) Output per hour, nonfarm business, seasonally adjusted, percent change from previous quarter at annual rate (6) All items, U.S. city average, all urban consumers, seasonally adjusted, 198284=100, 1month percent change (7) Finished goods, seasonally adjusted, 1982=100, 1month percent change (P) Preliminary Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Home Page BLS Home Page Michael Levi Bureau of Labor Statistics labstat.helpdesk@bls.gov Last modified: Jun 20, 1996 URL: http://stats.bls.gov/eag.table.html
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EconWPA Data Sets (Economics Department of Washington University)
EconWPA is devoted to the free distribution of working papers in economics; this section of EconWPA has pointers to data sets used in the working papers.

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT IN THE UNITED STATES: MARCH 1995 - UNPUBLISHED TABLES -
Information on basic educational trends and attainment levels across many segments of the U.S. population. Tables show three basic measures of educational attainment: high school graduate or more; some college or more; Bachelor's degree or more. These measures are presented for the population ages 25 and older, cross-classified by a series of socio-demographic factors: age, gender, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, region, labor force, occupation and earnings - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI) (CIESIN)
The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) maintains this site which includes data on countries. You can select from a series of questions to get detailed data related to the values of national resource indicators for one or more country. Broad topics include: Conservation of Biodiversity, Deforestation, Desertification and Drought, Global Climate Change, Oceans, Population, Stratospheric Ozone Depletion, Trade and the Environment, and Transboundary Air Pollution.

ESTIMATES OF THE POPULATION OF COUNTIES AND DEMOGRAPHIC COMPONENTS OF POPULATION CHANGE: ANNUAL TIME SERIES, JULY 1, 1990 TO JULY 1, 1996 -
Population estimates for 1990 to 1996, as well as estimates of the components that cause population to change, such as births, deaths, and migration. Data for persons living in group quarters, under age 65, and 65 and over also are shown - http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/county.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

ESTIMATES OF THE POPULATION OF COUNTIES: JULY 1, 1996, AND PERCENT POPULATION CHANGE: APRIL 1, 1990 TO JULY 1, 1996 -
Estimates of the population in the nation's 3,142 counties as of July 1, 1996 - http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/co96.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

Eurobarometers (EUROPA)
Recent survey results and releases. Text with aggregate data tables.

EUROPINION Continuous Tracking Survey (CTS) (Europa)
European public opinion information based on a "continual tracking" system of public surveys. Information here includes text and tables of aggregate data.

EXPENDITURES FOR RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS, 1ST QUARTER 1996 -
Estimates of expenditures by property owners for maintenance, repairs, additions, alterations, and major replacements to residential properties during the current quarter and for specified preceding quarters, with some comparative data for earlier years for the United States and regions. Estimates are both unadjusted and seasonally adjusted annual rates. Expenditures are given separately by number of housing units on property. Detailed statistics relate expenditures to year built, region, and payments to contractors versus do-it-yourself work, the statistics are presented for owner-occupied one-housing-unit residential properties - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

EXPORTS, GENERAL IMPORTS, AND IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION, NOVEMBER 1996 -
Statistical information about the physical movement of merchandise between the United States and foreign counties. Includes value for current month and cumulative year-to-date by SITC (standard international trade classification) code by commodity groupings - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

EXPORTS, GENERAL IMPORTS, AND IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION, OCTOBER 1996 (FT 925) -
Data about the physical movement of merchandise between the United States and foreign counties; includes value for current month and cumulative year-to-date by SITC (standard international trade classification) code by commodity groupings; pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

FATS AND OILS-OILSEED CRUSHINGS: FEBRUARY 1997 - 20J(97)-2 -
National and selected state data on production and stocks of vegetable oils and their byproducts. It contains data for the current and preceding month - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m20j9702.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

FEC Info (Tony Raymond)
An alternative to the Federal Election Commission's own web site. Tony Raymond says he "...worked at the Federal Election Commission from 1978 through 1996. From his experiences in the Reports Analysis and Data Systems Development Divisions, he wrote FECInfo an FEC software reporting package for Federal Candidates, PACs and other committees. Tony occasionally works as a consultant for the FEC. Goal: FECInfo's goal is to provide information about Federal candidates (in a meaningful way) to as many people as it can."

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (gopher)
Data from the FDIC publication Statistics on Banking. These include historical data back to 1934, national data, state data, and more.

Federal Reserve Board Data (Internet Town Hall) (gopher)
This archive contains all diskettes published by the Board in 1993. Data here includes: Flow of Funds Tables, Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization (G.17), Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization (G.17 Historical), Reserves of Depository Institutions (H.3), Weekly Series on Assets and Liabilities of Large Commercial Banks (H.4.2), Selected Interest Rates (H.15 Series), Money Stock Measures and Components, and Other Federal Reserve Data Tables.

Federal Reserve Board Historical Data: H.15 Selected Interest Rates
The H.15 release contains daily interest rates for selected U.S. Treasury and private money market and capital market instruments. It is published weekly. The frequency of observations for most of the following series includes daily, weekly(wed), bi-weekly(awed), monthly, and annual. Includes the following series:

  Federal funds (effective) 

  Commercial paper 1-month, 3-month, 6-month   

  Finance paper placed directly 1-month, 3-month, 6-month                

  Bankers acceptances (top rated) 3-month, 6-month                   

  CDs (secondary market) 1-month, 3-month, 6-month         

  Eurodollar deposits (London) 1-month, 3-month, 6-month

  Bank prime loan 

 Discount window borrowing 

  U.S. government securities 

      Treasury bills                      

          Auction average 3-month, 6-month, 1-year  

          Secondary market 3-month, 6-month, 1-year    

      Treasury constant maturities 3-month, 6-month, 1-year, 2-year, 3-year,

	  5-year, 7-year, 10-year, 20-year (historical), 20-year, 30-year 

      Composite Over 10 years (long-term) 

  Corporate bonds                  

      Moody's seasoned Aaa, Baa                   

      A-utility 

  State & local bonds 

  Conventional mortgages 

Federal Reserve Board Historical Data: H.6 Money Stock, Liquid Assets, and Debt Measures
The H.6 release provides data on the monetary aggregates (M1, M2, and M3), a broad measure of liquidity (L), and domestic nonfinancial debt and on their components. M1 is narrowly defined money, consisting of the most liquid financial items -- currency and checkable deposits. M2 and M3 are broader monetary aggregates. M2 includes M1 and what are primarily household holdings of savings deposits, time deposits, and retail money market mutual funds. M3 includes M2 along with institutional money funds and certain managed liabilities of depositories (large time deposits, repurchase agreements, and Eurodollars). The release is published weekly. Some of the data reported weekly actually contain daily (weekday) observations:

Monthly Money Stock Tables

 Table 1 M1, M2, M3, and L (SA and NSA)

 Table 2 Components of M1, Non-M1 M2, and Non-M2 M3 (SA)

 Table 3 Time and Savings Deposits (SA)

 Table 4 Money Market Funds, RPs, Eurodollars, Non-M3 Components of L and 

         Debt (SA)

 Table 5 Components of M1, Non-M1 M2, and Non-M2 M3 (NSA)

 Table 6 Time and Savings Deposits (NSA)

 Table 7 Money Market Funds, RPs, Eurodollars, Non-M3 Components of L, and 

         Debt (NSA)

 Table 8 Memorandum Items (NSA)

Weekly Money Stock Tables

 Table 9 M1 and Its Components (SA and NSA)

	 currency, non-bank travellers checks, demand deposits, ocd's at

	 banks and thrifts

 Table 10 M2, M3, Non-M1 M2, and Non-M2 M3 (SA and NSA)

 Table 11 Time and Savings Deposits (SA)

 Table 12 Time and Savings Deposits (NSA)

 Table 13 Money Market Funds, RPs, and Eurodollars (SA and NSA)

 Table 14 Memorandum Items (NSA)

Federal Reserve Board of New York, Statistics Page
Daily rates (for about one week) on commercial paper, Federal Funds, prime rate, certificates of deposit, and more. Historical data includes: Commercial Paper outstanding and rates 1994-present, 10am spot rates 10/93-present 12noon 1994-present, Selected Interest Rates 10/95-08/96, and Closing composite quote sheet 7/93-10/15/96.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
FRED provides historical U.S. economic and financial data, including daily U.S. interest rates, monetary and business indicators, exchange rates, and regional economic data for Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Data include: Daily/Weekly U.S. Financial Data, Monthly Monetary Data, Monthly Interest Rates, Monthly Reserves, Monthly Loans, Quarterly Business/Fiscal Data, Quarterly Gross Domestic Product and Components, Monthly Consumer Price Indexes, Monthly Producer Price Indexes, Monthly Employment and Population Data, Monthly Exchange Rate Data, and Monthly Regional Data. Also includes: Federal Reserve Board Statistical Releases -- H3, H15, G17, etc. Summary of Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District(Beige Book) and data and programs used in articles in the journal the Review.

FEDSTATS (U.S. Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy)
More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use. FedStats' major features include: An "A to Z" index that provides direct access to detailed data listings in 275 categories; A keyword search capability that enables users to search Web sites linked to FedStats; "Fast Facts" links, which allow users to visit either the Federal Statistics Briefing Rooms or an on-line version of the most frequently requested tables from the Statistical Abstract of the United States; An "Agencies" heading that allows users to link to the Web sites of Federal statistical agencies, or select from a menu of predetermined key words for those agencies; A "Programs" heading that offers 14 groups of agency data program summaries, in areas ranging from agriculture to transportation; A "Regional Statistics" heading that offers data that is broken down into geographic areas -- frequently at State or county levels; and Links to agency contacts, press releases, and government statistical agencies outside the United States.

Finance data (Ohio State University)
This excellent page points to a summary prepared at Ohio State University on data used in finance research on WWW and in other places. You can find financial and economic data here. The Ohio State University Department of Finance has archived a variety of datasets which are available here. A few of the data sets have a small charge for use ($15 to $50). Data available here includes:
  • Annual Historical British Stock Price and Macroeconomic Data including stock prices and interest rates in the UK market starting in 1700. The data are more reliable after 1820. Also production and price information and annual share price and interest rate information starting in 1700.
  • the McCulloch/Kwon US Term Structure Database;
  • Business Cycle Data from Gordon Book; Gordon's Business Cycle book (The American business cycle : continuity and change / edited by Robert J. Gordon. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1986 ?) a lengthy appendix which contains finance and macroeconomic data.
  • Corporate Debt Issues, 1983-93; lists over 10,000 bonds, convertibles, Euronotes, MTNs, Warrant bonds and other issues by company and CUSIP number (where available)
  • Treasury Bond Futures Data, 1994-95; This dataset can be used to illustrate the huge drop in bond prices which took place in 1994. Data contain high and low prices over 20 minute intervals on Treasury Bond futures from Jan 7 1994 to Feb 3 1995. There are a total of 5347 observations in this dataset. Variables in order are date, time, high price and low price. These data were collected by a private investor using a real time data feed. An hourly series is also available.
  • Monthly Treasury Bill Rates, 1934-1995; averages of daily closing bill rate.
  • Consumer Price Index. Monthly, 1913-1995;
  • Weekly Dow Jones Industrial Average 1900-1989; The data is in date, hi, low, close, volume format. A daily version of this dataset is also available.
  • Monthly U. S. Stock Returns, 1802-1925.
  • Daily U. S. Stock Returns, 1885-1962.
  • S&P Index, 1940-1992, monthly.
  • Historical Interest Rate Data; from Sidney Homer's book A History of Interest Rates Includes French rates from the 1700's and Swedish rates from the 1800's.

FINDINGS ON QUESTIONS OF RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN TESTED IN THE 1996 NATIONAL CONTENT SURVEY -
Preliminary results of testing alternative versions of the questions on race and Hispanic origin in the 1996 National Content Survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census as part of its Census 2000 research and testing program - http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/96natcontentsurvey.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

FIPS Codes (U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Technology Laboratory)
http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/0-toc.htm#ds
"FIPS" (Federal Information Processing Standards) codes are official, U.S. government, numeric codes for states, counties, and metropolitan areas and are often used in numeric data to designate geographic locations. The codes are maintained by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Information Technology Laboratory (ILT). Some of the most often used FIPS Codes are:
FIPS 5-2: States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States.
Two-digit codes and two-letter alphabetic codes for the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the U.S., and associated areas such as the Federated States of Micronesia and Marshall Islands, and the trust territory of Palau.
FIPS 6-4: Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, its Possessions, and Associated Areas. Names and three-digit codes that represent the counties and statistically equivalent entities of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and associated areas of the United States.
FIPS 8-6: Metropolitan Areas (including MSAs, CMSAs, PMSAs, AND NECMAs), Four-digit numeric code for each Metropolitan Area (MAs) in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including units called Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Areas (CMSAs), and Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSAs), and related units called New England County Metropolitan Areas (NECMAs). Note that useful definitions of these concepts are also included.
Other FIPS geographic codes are available from this page as well. State and County FIPS codes may also be found at other sites, e.g., at the EPA: http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/codes/state.html, at the Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/fips.txt. Some are available in ASCII and Word Perfect formats at a different NIST site: (http://www.nist.gov/itl/lab/fips/).

FLAT GLASS: FOURTH QUARTER 1996 - MQ32A(96)-4 -
Data are shown on the total production, quantity and value of shipments and the number of companies reporting shipments, by product code. Also included are a table with aggregated statistics on the quantity and value of shipments (in both constant and current dollars), production, production consumed within each firm, and inventories for the past 2 years, and a table comparing domestic output, exports, and imports - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq32a964.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

Foreign Labor Statistics (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Research on comparative labor statistics is based upon statistical data and other source materials from (a) statistical agencies of foreign countries; (b) international and supranational bodies such as the United Nations, International Labour Office (ILO), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (EUROSTAT); and (c) private agencies such as banks, industry associations, and research institutions. All data are drawn from secondary sources; the Bureau does not initiate surveys or data collection programs abroad. Countries covered include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Series available include: Consumer Price Index, Manufacturing Output Per Hour Index, Manufacturing Hourly Compensation Index, Manufacturing Unit Labor Cost Index, Manufacturing Unit Labor Cost Index, Employment, and Unemployment Rate. Also: "Hourly Compensation Costs for Production Workers in Manufacturing;" "Comparative Labor Force Statistics, Ten Countries, 1959-93;" and "Consumer Price Indexes, Sixteen Countries, 1950-94"

French Old Regime Bureaucrats: the Intendants de Province (1661-1790) (University of Wisconsin)
The data file contains the names of Intendants and periods of incumbency in different intendances (provinces). In about 20% of the cases, years of birth, years of death, and years of entry to official service (becoming Maitre des Requetes) are also given. 377 Intendants de Province serving during the years 1661-1790. Compiled by John A. Armstrong, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Provided by the Data and Program Library Service (DPLS) of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Frequently Requested NIPA Data: History (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)
Annual and quarterly National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA) historical data (1959-95) for selected aggregates, price indexes and implicit deflators, including real GDP, GNP, and final sales.

The Gallup Organization
The Home page for Gallup. The Organization is beginning to list Gallup Poll results such as Bill Clinton: Presidential Approval Ratings, 1993-1995. (There are no raw datafiles, yet, however.)

General Social Survey (via Queens College, NY)
At this site, you can retrieve Extract, a program which permits easy data extraction from the General Social Surveys, and also the GSS data themselves in single year files. Extract runs on PCs under DOS. With Extract, you can select variables and years from the 1972-1993 General Social Surveys and then write variable definition and data files for use with SPSS, SAS, QSTATS, or dBASE. You can also output ASCII data files and variable lists. The questions from the GSS codebook have been integrated into the program to permit examination of question wording while making your selections.

General Social Survey Data and Information Retrieval System (ICPSR)
Here you can search all GSS documents, browse the GSS Codebooks, perform online subsetting, and generate cross-tabs from the GSS. The codebook includes frequecies of response over time and have links to the annotated bibliography of studies that have analyzed each variable. A "Trend Index" allows you to browse pre-built cross tabulations of variables over time. This web site is a joint project of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC).

GEOBASE Israel regional database (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
GEOBASE is organized as a geographic Data Warehouse consists of regularly updated annual and quarterly series on topics such as: economic activities, labor and wages, population, transportation, tourism, housing & construction and education. Its contents is extracted from sources such as statistical publications, local authorities databases, public services records, and summaries derived from individual level datasets. The main source of data is the Central Bureau of Statistics. GEOBASE data model incorporates three dimensions: The spatial-regional dimension - already includes all urban localities, sub-quarters in cities, regional municipalities, districts, sub-districts as well as main inter-locality roads. The time dimension - consists of annual, quarterly, monthly and other (such as censuses) items. The majority of the data is organized in time series. The content dimension - regional aggregates of population, labor force, incomes, transportation, tourism, construction, dwelling, schools and other economic activities - each series relates to one or more geographic level. GEOBASE is a joint venture of the Social Science Data Archive and the GIS Center at Hebrew University.

Georeferenced Population Data Sets of Mexico (CIESIN)
The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) developed a population data collection for Mexico, drawing on a unique set of georeferenced population data and on Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. The Georeferenced Population Data Sets of Mexico consists of the following products: Population Database of Mexico; Urban Place, Time- Series Population Spreadsheet of Mexico; Urban Place GIS Coverage of Mexico; GIS Coverage of Mexican Localities; GIS Coverage of Mexican States; GIS Coverage of Mexican Municipalities; and Raster Based GIS Coverage of Mexican Population. Included in the collection are approximately 100,000 records of geographic and census items for Mexican states, municipalities, and localities. The geographic records consist of state boundaries, place names, geographic coordinates of more than 30,000 urban and metropolitan places, and elevation data for more than 700 urban places. The census records contain estimates of 1990 population density, population by gender, and population by age bracket (below 6 years of age, between 6 and 14 years, and older than 15 years). For 706 selected urban localities, the population is traced back by decades, from 1990 to 1921, based on census documents. The data are available by ftp and additional details of available files are also available by ftp.

Great Britain Historical Database Online (Southall, H.R. Gilbert, D.R., Gregory I.)
http://hds.essex.ac.uk/gbh.stm
The Great Britain Historical Database is a large database of British nineteenth and twentieth century statistics. A significant amount of work has gone into integrating the referencing of spatial units, and where practical assembling data for different dates into single tables. The Great Britain Historical Database Online contains: *statistics from the 1861 Census and the Registrar Generals reports, 1851-1861 * employment statistics from the census, 1841-1931 * demographic statistics from the census, 1841-1931 * mortality statistics from the Registrar Generals reports, 1861-1920 * marriage statistics from the Registrar Generals reports, 1841-1870 * trade union statistics for the Amalgamated Society of Engineers (ASE), 1851-1918 * official poor law statistics, 1859-1915 and 1919-1939 * small debt statistics from county courts, 1847-1913. The Great Britain Historical Database has been created by Humphrey Southall, David Gilbert and Ian Gregory at Queen Mary and Westfield College, Department of Geography as part of the Great Britain Historical GIS Programme. It incorporates data collected by David Gatley, University of Staffordshire, Clive Lee, University of Aberdeen, Elidh Garrett, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Graham Mooney, Institute of Historical Research, P. Furnis, and P.A. Johnson, London School of Economics. Arts and Humanities Data Service. ACCESS CONDITIONS The Great Britain Historical Database is intended to assist historians with localised interests. Therefore, within any one request to use the Great Britain Historical Database, a user may obtain data for i) one standard region or ii) one or more counties within any one standard region or iii) up to four conterminous counties. Those wishing to extract data for a national study are asked to contact the depositor to discuss their requirements. DOCUMENTATION Full online documentation for the available data is available from this website.
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Gross State Product Data Tables (gopher)
Compiled from the Regional Economic Information System (REIS) issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and reformatted by Lou Rosenfeld, University of Michigan Library.

Guide to the Global Financial Database (Global Financial Data)
The Guide provides detailed descriptions of financial series avilable for sale by the company Global Financial Data. These descriptions are useful in identifying sources of data and giving some historical context. In addition, Global Financial Data offers long-term historical financial data for a fee. They claim that "Years of research combing libraries and historical archives have enabled us to provide you with an historical data base which is second to none." Data available includes stock markets, bond markets, interest rates, exchange rates or inflation. The vendor says, "financial data on a continuous monthly basis back to 1693 for the stock market, 1694 for interest rates, 1624 for exchange rates, and 1790 for inflation rates. Want daily data for the South Sea Bubble of the 1720s? We have it. The database covers over 50 countries so you can get the data you need whether you are investing in the United States, Europe, or in emerging markets. The Global Financial Database offers almost 3000 data series out of which 1200 are current and updated every month."

Guide to Updating the 1990 Census of Population and Housing (University of Michigan)
This excellent page allows you to find data and publications that update the 1990 US Census of Population and Housing. You choose a subject area (such as "household income" or "educational attainment") and then a geographic level (such as "nation" or "state" or "county" etc). A Bibliography of Sources is also included with cites to printed material and web sites. Some non-census data (e.g., births/deaths, crime, immigration, marriage/divorce, wages) is also available.

Health and Retirement Study (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)
The Health and Retirement Survey (HRS), a nationally representative longitudinal data collection begun in 1992, provides a wealth of information about the population of Americans of pre-retirement age. The content of the survey was designed to reflect the analytic and policy interests of researchers working in the area of retirement and aging. (See the general overview of the study by F. Thomas Juster, University of Michigan.

Health Care Financing Administration (US)
Listings of data on Medicare and Medicaid-funded inpatient and outpatient care, hospital wages, hospitals and more.

Health Insurance Statistics 1991-1993 (U.S. Census Bureau)
Longitudinal data, data from the Current Population Surveys, historical data, and more. Coverage by sex, age, education, race, residence and region, income to poverty rate.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ADVANCE REPORT ON DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS AND ORDERS, DECEMBER 1996 -
Broad-based, monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector; the survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends - http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/m3adv.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ADVANCE REPORT ON DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS AND ORDERS: JANUARY 1997
-Broad-based statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/indicator/www/m3adv.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HOUSING STARTS AND BUILDING PERMITS PRESS RELEASE: JANUARY 1997 -
Privately owned housing units started and building permits authorized by type of structure and by region - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/indicator/www/housing.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HOUSING STARTS/BUILDING PERMITS PRESS RELEASE: DECEMBER 1996 -
Privately owned housing units started and building permits authorized by type of structure and by region - http://www.census.gov/pub/indicator/www/housing.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HOUSING STARTS/BUILDING PERMITS PRESS RELEASE: FEBRUARY 1997 -
Privately owned housing units started and building permits authorized by type of structure and by region - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/indicator/www/housing.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HOUSING UNITS COMPLETED PRESS RELEASE: DECEMBER 1996 -
New privately owned housing units completed and units under construction by type of structure and by region - http://www.census.gov/pub/const/c22_curr.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HOUSING UNITS COMPLETED PRESS RELEASE: JANUARY 1997 -
New privately owned housing units completed and units under construction by type of structure and by region - http://www.census.gov/pub/const/c22_curr.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NEW ONE-FAMILY HOUSES SOLD PRESS RELEASE, OCTOBER 1996 -
Estimated sales of new one-family houses in October 1996 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate compared with September 1996 and October 1995; median and mean sales prices of new one-family houses sold in October - http://www.census.gov/pub/const/c25_curr.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NEW ONE-FAMILY HOUSES SOLD PRESS RELEASE: JANUARY 1997 -
Information on new privately owned one-family houses sold during the month and for sale at the end of the month, together with related annual data and figures for prior months for the United States and regions. Tables show average and median sales prices, as well as houses sold and for sale by stage of construction, and quarterly figures on houses sold by type of financing - http://www.census.gov/pub/const/c25_curr.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PRELIMINARY REPORT ON MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS, DECEMBER 1996 -
Broad-based, monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector; the survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends - http://www.census.gov/indicator/ www/m3prel.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PRELIMINARY REPORT ON MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS, OCTOBER 1996 -
Data for manufacturers provide measures of current production levels and future production commitments; data items include value of shipments; new orders (net of cancellations); end-of-month order backlog (unfilled orders); and end-of-month total inventory, materials and supplies, work-in-process and finished goods inventories (at current cost or market value) - http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/m3prel.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PRELIMINARY REPORT ON MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS: JANUARY 1997 -
Broad-based monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends - http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/m3prel.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE VALUE OF NEW CONSTRUCTION PUT IN PLACE PRESS RELEASE, OCTOBER 1996 -
Estimates of new construction put in place during October 1996 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate compared with September 1996 and October 1995; for year to date compared to same period in 1995 - http://www.census.gov/pub/const/c30_curr.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE VALUE OF NEW CONSTRUCTION PUT IN PLACE PRESS RELEASE: JANUARY 1997 -
Estimates of new construction put in place during January 1997 at a seasonally adjusted rate compared with December 1996 and January 1996; for year to date compared to same period in 1996. Also shows preliminary estimates for 1997 by type of construction - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/const/c30_curr.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

Historic Price Index Data (Sam Houston State University) (gopher)
for United Kingdom (1600-1992), United States (1790-1992), and Canada, Norway and Sweden (1890-1992).

Historical Exchange Rates and more (The Netherlands Business School, Nijenrode University) (gopher)
Includes: Cerficates of deposit, bond yields , eurodollar deposits, exchange rates, interest rates, money supply, maturity rates. More data is available under the menu: Economic Data, Statistics, Trends per country .

Historical Futures Price Data (R.F. Potts, Portland, OR)
Includes: Closing Futures Prices for All U.S. Exchanges, Most Recent Chicago Mercantile Exchange Futures & Options Settlement Prices.

HISTORICAL INCOME TABLES - PERSONS, 1995 UPDATES -
More than 45 detailed historical income tables from the Current Population Survey for persons, updated through 1995; covers income by sex, race, age, Hispanic origin, educational attainment, occupation, etc. - http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/incperdet.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

Historical Labor Statistics Project (HLSP) (Economic History Services Databases)
http://cs.muohio.edu/Databases/Labor/
The HLSP's first objective is to collect in machine-readable format detailed data on American labor markets selected from over 150 separate investigations undertaken between 1874 and 1920 by the Bureaus of Labor Statistics established by the governments of 29 states. Data are provided in four formats: SAS Transport, Stata System, Lotus WK1 Worksheet, and ASCII. The codebooks are provided in two formats: WordPerfect 5.1 and ASCII. For a description of the Historical Labor Statistics Project and an overview of the nature of the data contained in these data sets see: Susan B. Carter, Roger L. Ransom, and Richard Sutch, "The Historical Labor Statistics Project at the University of California," Historical Methods 24 [Spring 1991]: 52-65. Also at: http://www.eh.net/ehnet/Databases/Labor/

Historical Stock Data (StockWiz)
http://biz.swcp.com/stocks/
Historical Data for S&P 500 Stocks. This site provides a limited amount of free historical stock data for those who wish to experiment with technical analysis.  The data base now contains a full year of historical stock data for the S&P 500 stocks . The composition of the S&P 500 has changed significantly since this data set was first assembled. Please see the rules for list updates in the following. The table of splits is easily parsed for use with charting software. This site now offers a package to chart and maintain stock data. The software, called Trademan, allows you to plot 30 different technical indicators and to use any textual source of historical data. The data provided are derived in part from files obtained from StockWiz .
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HISTORICAL TIME SERIES FOR HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: MARCH 1995 -
Detailed data on households and families by type, size, race and Hispanic origin, tenure, and own children under 18 - http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

HISTORICAL TIME SERIES FOR MARITAL STATUS AND LIVING ARRANGEMENTS: MARCH 1995 -
Historical tables on marital status, living arrangements of adults, and living arrangements of children; time series go back to 1960 or 1970, but at least one table shows data for 1890 - http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/ms-la.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

The History Data Service (Arts and Humanities Data Service)
http://hds.essex.ac.uk/
The History Data Service provides a framework for the preservation and supply of historical data materials held in computerreadable form and for the exchange of information about such resources. The work of the History Data Service includes: *establishing a collection of historical data from a wide range of sources; *providing the research and teaching community with information about and access to this collection; *providing information about and access to resources held elsewhere; *a programme of data enrichment and enhancement for selected collections of data; *developing network tools to enable enhanced access to these collections; *preserving the increasing number of machinereadable historical data files that are being created across disciplines, both within and outside of higher education.
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HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base (U.S. Census Bureau, International Programs Center)
Information on the AIDS pandemic and on the HIV seroprevalence (infection) in population groups in developing countries is only available in widely scattered small-scale surveys. The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base was developed and is maintained by the Health Studies Branch, International Programs Center (IPC), Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census, with funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development. It is a compilation of information from those studies appearing in the medical and scientific literature, presented at international conferences, and appearing in the press. The database was developed on the microcomputer for portability and has a user-friendly interface. Available information for population groups in a selected country can be easily retrieved and displayed on the computer screen, printed in tabular formt, or saved to an ASCII or Lotus file. The data base is updated twice a year. The International Programs Center welcomes comments and suggestions from users of the data base. IPC also welcomes copies of articles or references to information which may have been overlooked.

Holt stock market reports. (Bob Parks, Washington University) (gopher)
The Holt Stock Market Reports are generated at the close of business at the New York Stock Exchange from information posted by George Holt to The Electronic Journal Of Finance (FINANCE@TEMPLEVM.bitnet). They contain information on foreign markets, currency rates, gold, interest rates, the most active companies trading that day and many other tables of data. There is an archive of reports available from February 94.

HOUSING COMPLETIONS, DECEMBER 1996 -
Monthly statistics on the number of new privately owned housing units completed and under construction for United States and regions. The report includes both actual and seasonally adjusted estimates for units completed and under construction by number of housing units in structure. Comparative data are shown for earlier years. Quarterly statistics on characteristics of new housing appear in selected issues - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

HOUSING COMPLETIONS, NOVEMBER 1996 -
New privately owned housing units completed and units under construction by type of structure and by region; pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

HOUSING STARTS AND BUILDING PERMITS: DECEMBER 1996 -
Information on monthly statistics for the United States and regions on new privately owned housing units started, authorized in permit-issuing places; and authorized, but not started at end of period. The report includes both monthly and seasonally adjusted estimates of units started and authorized. Comparative data are shown for earlier years. Data are provided on manufacturers' shipments of mobile homes. Monthly data are also provided for new mobile homes placed for residential use, their average sales price, and the inventory of mobile homes on dealers' lots - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

HOUSING VACANCIES AND HOME OWNERSHIP, FOURTH QUARTER 1996 -
Vacancy rates by area, homeownership rates by region, homeownership Rates for the U.S.: 1965-1996, homeownership rates by age of householder, characteristics of vacant units by units in structure, characteristics of vacant units by region, percent distribution by type of vacant by region, percent distribution by type of unit by region - http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hvs.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

HOUSING VACANCIES AND HOMEOWNERSHIP: ANNUAL STATISTICS 1996 -
Data includes definitions and tables including rental and homeowner vacancy rates by area and homeownership rates by area, race and ethnicity of householder, and age of householder - http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/hvs/annual96/ann96ind.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

HOUSING VACANCY SURVEY -
Updated historical tables that contain annual data including the quarterly rental and homeowner vacancy rates by units in structure, annual and quarterly estimates of the housing inventory, median asking rent and sales price for the U.S. and regions, and homeownership rate - http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/hvs/historic/index.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

HOUSING VACANCY SURVEY, FOURTH QUARTER 1996 -
Data on the rental and homeowner vacancy rates, and characteristics of units available for occupancy for U.S. and regions; homeownership rates tabulated by age of householder and by family status; estimates of the total housing inventory and percent distributions of vacant for-rent and for-sale-only units - http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hvs.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

HOUSING: THEN AND NOW, 50 YEARS OF DECENNIAL CENSUSES -
A fascinating look back at our housing, from 1940 when the first Census of Housing was taken, to 1990; new tables for states examine trends in living alone and recent movers - http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/censhsg.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

Immigration and Naturalization Statistics (US)
This page provides comprehensive annual immigration statistics from 1994-1996, as well as state estimates of the United States' illegal alien resident and foreign-born populations, the Immigration Fact Sheet, and a link to U.S. Census Bureau: The Foreign-Born Population.

INEGI: The National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information (Mexico)
Mexico's National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (INEGI) is in charge of generating, incorporating, processing and publishing information on the country's physical environment, geographical features and natural resources, and on its population and productive activities. The Institute uses three methods to gather basic statistical information on Mexico's population, economy and society: National Census, Surveys and Administrative Redords. Some summary data tables are available online here. Also available is information on publications.

The Inflation Calculator (University of Pennsylvania)
Calculates how much any given amount of money in a particular year was worth in a later year, due to inflation. Covers 1880 to 1994. Program data comes from the Consumer Price Index statistics from Historical Statistics of the United States (USGPO, 1975) and from the annual Statistical Abstracts of the United States.
Here is an example. To see how much $1000 in 1880 was worth in 1994,

Informal Credit Markets (Tokyo Inst of Technology, Japan)
Set up by Hari Srinivas for work on his Ph.D. research at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan. A repository of information on informal credit markets (in the broadest sense of the meaning). Includes infomation on informal credit, community- based finance, community participation, microcredit, roles of NGOs, credit access for women, linking savings and credit, design of credit policies and programmes, credit unions and cooperatives etc. The range of topics are kept flexible and relevant to the overall theme of informal credit. Urban and rural areas of low- income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America are the primary focus. However, as of now, most of the information pertain to Asia.

Information About Candidates, Parties and Other Committees (U.S. Federal Election Commission)
A wealth of campaign finance data. Data posted by the FEC includes: information about candidates, parties and other committees; downloadable databases containing data about candidates, parties and other committees; and summary files for past election cycles. The FEC also plans to post similar data for the latter six months of 1995 within the next five weeks.

Integrated Canadian - American Public Use Microdata Series (ICAPUMS)
http://www.hist.umn.edu/~ipums/other.html
The Integrated Canadian-American Public Use Microdata Series (ICAPUMS) is an SPSS .sys file which comprises three Canadian and American census data sets. In this file, the 1871 Canadian census public use sample has been integrated with similar samples of the 1850 and 1880 American censuses. The 1871 Canadian PUMS was created by Gordon Darroch and Michael Ornstein at the York Institute of Social Research at York University (Toronto, Canada) in 1979. The American PUMS are drawn from the IPUMS files created by the Minnesota Historical Census Projects, University of Minnesota. The ICAPUMS was created to facilitate comparative study of the Canadian and American populations during the late nineteenth century. These data have been fully integrated by uniting the separate data files with a common set of comparably coded variables. The ICAPUMS is 271,019,808 Mb and contains information on over 724,000 individuals. The Canadian PUMS includes over 24,000 individuals as a base sample, and more if several forms of oversampling are employed in analysis. The American PUMS include almost 200,000 individuals in 1850 and over 500,000 in 1880. Further information can also be found in Lisa Y. Dillon, "Integrating Nineteenth-Century Canadian and American Census Data Sets," in Computers and the Humanities, vol. 30 no. 5, p 381-392.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (Historical Census Projects University of Minnesota )
http://www.ipums.umn.edu
IPUMS PROJECT
Historical Census Projects
Department of History
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
ipums@hist.umn.edu
http://www.hist.umn.edu
The IPUMS consists of twenty-five high-precision samples of the American population drawn from thirteen federal censuses. Some of these samples have existed for years, and others were created specifically for this database. The twenty-five samples, which span the censuses of 1850 to 1990, collectively comprise our richest source of quantitative information on long-term changes in the American population. However, because different investigators created these samples at different times, they employed a wide variety of record layouts, coding schemes, and documentation. This has complicated efforts to use them to study change over time. The IPUMS assigns uniform codes across all the samples and brings relevant documentation into a coherent form to facilitate analysis of social and economic change. The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series includes national individual-level samples of the U.S. federal census for the years 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990. These census files are coded compatibly to allow analysis of long-run social and economic change. IPUMS-98 replaces IPUMS-95, and incorporates new data and features, including:
* new preliminary samples for 1860 and 1870
* an expanded and corrected sample for 1920
* expanded documentation, including maps and other geographic tools, enumerator instructions, and procedural histories.
* improved error correction and missing-data allocation for the samples from 1850 through 1920
* on-line documentation in html format
* on-line extraction system to select variables and subpopulations of interest
The development and dissemination of the IPUMS database is supported by grants from NICHD and NSF. There is therefore no charge for the data or on-line documentation. There is a fee for printed documentation, however. The IPUMS Project Team: Steven Ruggles, Matt Sobek, Patt Kelly Hall, Catherine Fitch, and Kate Thomas.

International Archive of Education Data (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/IAED/
The International Archive of Education Data (IAED) is a project sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations. Over a period of several years, the Archive will acquire, process, document, and disseminate data collected by national, state or provincial, local, and private organizations, pertaining to all levels of education in countries for which data can be made available. Data will encompass the "inputs" to education (funding, personnel, teaching resources, facilities, teacher and student preparation, etc.), the variety of processes by which teaching and learning occur, and the "outputs" of education (graduation and matriculation rates, drop-out rates, test scores, job placements, life histories, life assessments, etc.). The data stored in this new Archive are intended to support a wide variety of comparative and longitudinal research through the preservation and sharing of data resources. The Archive seeks to serve the needs of academics, policymakers, and researchers in the field of education. Data from NCES will form the initial foundation of the Archive. The Archive, housed in and operated by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, will preserve all of the NCES public-use research data holdings and make these holdings, as resources permit, suitably available for research throughout the nation and the world. Data files, documentation, and reports are downloadable from the website in public-use format. The website features an online data analysis system (DAS) that allows users to conduct analyses on selected datasets within the Archive. Examples of data held: Private School Survey (PSS); Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS); National Household Education Survey (NHES); Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS); Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS); National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS); Recent College Graduates (RCG); Adult Education Surveys; High School and Beyond (HS&B); National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS); Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Program; National Assessments of Adult Literacy; Academic Library Survey; International Comparisons; School District Data Book.

The International Data Base (U.S. Census Bureau, International Programs Center)
The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized source of demographic and socio-economic statistics for all countries of the world. You can obtain the data through an online subsetting facility, by downloading programs to a PC and by viewing summary tables and charts. The IDB provides quick access to specialized information, with emphasis on demographic measures, for individual countries or selected groups of countries. The IDB combines data from country sources (especially censuses and surveys) with IPC's estimates and projections to provide information dating back as far as 1950 and as far ahead as 2050. Because the IDB is maintained at IPC as a research tool in response to sponsor requirements, the amount of information available for each country may vary. The major types of data available in the IDB include:
    Population by age and sex
    Vital rates, infant mortality, and life tables
    Fertility and child survivorship
    Migration
    Marital Status
    Family planning
    Ethnicity, religion, and language
    Literacy
    Labor force, employment, and income
    Households
A complete list of variables is available.
Data characteristics:
    Temporal: Selected years, 1950-present, projected demographic data to 2050.
    Spatial: All countries of the world.
    Resolution: National population, selected data by urban/rural residence, selected data by age and sex.
Sources of the data include:
    U.S. Bureau of the Census, Estimates and Projections
    National Statistics Offices
    United Nations and Specialized Agencies Agencies (ILO, UNESCO, WHO)

International Price Indexes (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
http://stats.bls.gov/ipphome.htm
Data available: Price indexes are available for nearly all merchandise categories. Published series are based on three different classification structures: The SITC, (Rev.3), BEA End Use groups, and the Harmonized System. Price indexes using the SIC-based classification system (Standard Industrial Classification) are available prior to 1993. Selected categories of international services are available. Monthly indexes by locality of origin are available. Quarterly data for selected series are available beginning in 1974 with complete coverage available from September 1982 for imports and September 1983 for exports. Selected series are also available on a monthly basis beginning in 1989. Coverage: Product groups covered account for nearly 100 percent of U.S. commodity imports and exports, by value. Data are published for BEA End Use groups up to the five digit level, SITC, (Rev.3) groups up to the three digit level, and Harmonized System groups up to the four digit level. The SITC series tend to contain the most historical data. Air passenger fares, import and international (foreign carriers) since second quarter of 1988, and export and international (domestic carriers) since the fourth quarter of 1986. Ocean crude oil tanker freight, import and inbound since second quarter 1987. Locality of Origin since December, 1990. These indexes include the following categories: Japan, Canada, European Union, Asian Newly Industrialized countries, Developed countries, and Developing countries. Uses: Deflate trade statistics. Measure import and export price trends for detailed and aggregate product groups. Analyze price elasticities which reflect changes in the volume of trade in response to changes in prices or income. Analyze terms of trade. Analyze exchange rates. Examples: Complete Historical Listings; Percent Changes for the Four Most Recent Months; Historical percent changes for one month, three month, and 5 separate twelve month periods; U.S. Import Price Indexes for Selected Categories of Goods; Historical Listings for Selected Categories of Services (including import and export price indexes and international price indexes); U.S. Imports by Locality of Origin.

International Programs Center (U.S. Census Bureau)
The International Programs Center (IPC), part of the Population Division of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, conducts demographic and socioeconomic studies. This site includes data and reports. Data include the International Data Base and the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base. Reports include Gender and Aging: Demographic Dimensions, World Population Profile, Trends in Adolescent Fertility and Contraceptive Use in the Developing World, and many others.

International Studies Association Data Archive (Univ.of Colorado, Boulder)
This site is intended to serve the international studies community by advancing knowledge and cumulation in the discipline through the public exchange of the data used in international research. Increasingly, academic journals are developing replication policies that mandate that quantitative data used in research be made publically available. The ISA Data Archive is designed in support of such initiatives, and serves as a convenient and easily accesible facility for public archival of international studies data.

Introducing Italy, 1995 (Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C.)
Excerpts from the booklet of the National Institute of Statistics of Italy - ISTAT "Introducing Italy 1995"

INVENTORIES OF STEEL PRODUCING MILLS: JANUARY 1997 - M33J(97)-1 -
Estimates presented include end of month inventories of warehouse service centers; and quantity of inventories of steel in process and finished steel at producing mills. Also included is a table comparing manufactures shipments and imports for consumption - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m33j9701.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

INVENTORIES OF STEEL PRODUCING MILLS: SUMMARY 1996 - M33J(96)-13 -
The annual summary reports monthly data and notes any revisions - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m33j9613.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

Investment Data Collection (Sam Houston State University)
Note: this site may no longer be available.
This site has freely distrubutable (publicly available and non-copyrighted) investment data. It is in a variety of formats and contributed by users. Data at this site includes exchange rates for German Mark, Swiss Frank, Japanese Yen, and British Pound, mutual funds, stocks, futures, interest rates, and more. Also includes historical investment data which includes Standard and Poors 500 (Daily high, low, close, and volume from 1962-1991); Dow Jones weekly data 1990-1992;

Japanese Macro-Economic Data (Roger A. Downey, Sophia University, Tokyo Japan)
Here one can perform a WAIS search of a Comprehensive Japanese Macro-Economic Database converted to the Business-Cycle-Indicators (BCI) Format used by Gary Langer's convenient and free Data Manager for Windows. The database contains over 20,000 variables. Presently I hope to update the database once a year. First time users are advised to consult cautionary notes!

Japanese Macro-Economic Data (Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan)
http://econom10.cc.sophia.ac.jp/needs/index.htm
Japanese Macro-Economic Data in BCI Format. Here one can perform a search of a comprehensive database of Japanese Macro-Economic data and download the data in the Business-Cycle-Indicators (BCI) Format used by Gary Langer's convenient and free Data Manager for Windows which is freely available at http://csf.colorado.edu/pkt/bci.html. The database contains over 20,000 variables last updated in September 1995.

Japanese Macro-Economic Data in BCI Format ( Roger A. Downey, Sophia University, Tokyo Japan)
Here one can perform a WAIS search of a Comprehensive Japanese Macro-Economic Database converted to the Business-Cycle-Indicators (BCI) Format used by Gary Langer's convenient and free Data Manager for Windows. The database contains over 20,000 variables last updated in September 1995.

Journal of Applied Econometrics: data from the journal ( Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
Only authors of papers accepted after January, 1994 are required to submit their data to the archive (when it is practical to do so). Volume 10, No. 1 (1995) will be the first issue in which all papers were accepted subject to this proviso.

Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (Duke University)
This is an FTP archive of datasets used in articles published in Journal of Business and Economic Statistics The datasets are organized by issue date and the first author's last name.

Journal of Statistics Education Data Archive
Instructional data from textbooks and submitted by authors. Data include: Datasets from The Basic Practice of Statistics, by David S. Moore; 1993 New Car Data; US Airport Statistics; AAUP Faculty Salary data; : NCAA Basketball Tournament Data; Cigarette data for an introduction to multiple regression; The Statistics of Poverty and Inequality; Population at Risk and Death Rates for an Unusual Episode; US Interstate System; and more. Most datasets are very small; many are accompanied by the full text of the article from the Journal.

Journal of the American Statistical Association: data from the journal (Carnegie Mellon)

Latin America and The Caribbean Selected Economic and Social Data (University of Texas, Latin American Network Information Center)
The Latin American Network Information Center has brought together data from a wide variety of sources and made them available here in easy to read table-format. There are country-specific data tables and country-comparison data tables. Also see the UT-LANIC Home Page.
Examples: data are available on: democracy, economy, education, environment, foreign assistance, health, investment, nutrition, poverty, and trade. Regional Indicators population, Gross Domestic Procduct, Consumer Price Index, capital inflow, transfers of resources, direct foreign investment, exports and imports and trade balance, debt, life expectancy, fertility rates, and child mortality rates. Regional Comparisons: access to health services, newspaper circulation, adult literacy, education expenditures, military expenditures, inflation rate, debt service, and more.

The Latin America Development Archive (LADARK) (Johns Hopkins University)
LADARK contains data sets and other information useful to social scientists who are doing research on Latin American development. These materials may be copied freely for scholarly research and educational purposes. These data sets have been produced by research projects undertaken by faculty members in the Program in Comparative International Development at Johns Hopkins University. The data sets are provided in two versions, a text (ASCII) version and a binary SPSS system file. Includes: Cuban and Mexican Immigrants in the U.S., Caribbean Urbanization in the Years of the Crisis, Adaptation Process of Cuban and Haitian Refugees, and City Population Datasets.

Leading Economic Indicators (Full History of Composite Indexes) (The Conference Board)
The composite indexes of leading, coincident, and lagging indicators are summary statistics for the U.S. economy. Data available here includes Leading, Coincident, and Lagging Composite Indexes, and Leading, Coincident, and Lagging 6-month Diffusion Indexes; January 1959 to present. The data are available in plain text and as spreadsheet file. The composites and diffusion indexes are updated each month by The Conference Board as part of their Business Cycle Indicators program. Descriptions and explanations of the components are also available.

The Lijphart Elections Archive (University of California, San Diego)
The Lijphart Elections Archive, housed at the University of California, San Diego campus, is a research collection of district level election results for approximately 350 national legislative elections in 26 countries. The objective of the Archive is to systematically collect election statistics in as much detail as possible, including, as a minimum, the results at the level of the individual election districts in which votes are converted into seats. The Archive originally acquired print copies of the data and is now focusing on online data. The catalog of holdings details archive holdings of both print and online data as well as access to data when it can be freely disseminated. In addition the catalog links to other sources of online election data and information that can be found on the internet.

The Luxembourg Income Study
The LIS databank has a total of over 60 datasets of social and economic data collected in household surveys from different countries covering the period 1968 to 1994. The dataset is accessed globally via electronic mail

M20A(96)-10 - FLOUR MILLING, OCTOBER 1996 -
Data on wheat and rye flour production; monthly data include production of flour and millfeed, quantity of grains ground, stocks of ground flour, and average weight per cwt sack of flour and millfeed - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m20a9610.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

M20A(96)-12 - FLOUR MILLING, DECEMBER 1996 -
Data on wheat and rye flour production; monthly data include production of flour and millfeed, quantity of grains ground, stocks of ground flour, and average weight per cwt sack of flour and millfeed - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/ m20a9612.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

M20A(97)-1-FLOUR MILLING-JANUARY 1997 -
National and some state data for the current and preceding months on the quantity of wheat flour produced, grain consumed, and rye flour and millfeed production. Included is a summary of wheat flour milling production, wheat ground for flour, mill stocks and daily 24-hour capacity. Tables also show monthly wheat flour exports, wheat donated for relief or charity by country, and domestic output compared to estimated exports - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m20a9701.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

M20J(96)-12 - FATS AND OILS-OILSEED CRUSHINGS, DECEMBER 1996 -
Data for over 20 types of products produced by crushing oilseeds; data collected at the 7-digit SIC product level include: production of vegetable oil and end of month stocks; shipments of byproducts and end of month stocks; and receipts, crushings, and stocks of major raw materials - http://www.census.gov/cir/www/m20j.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

M20J(97) - 1 - FATS AND OILS--OILSEED CRUSHINGS - JANUARY 1997 -
Monthly reports present national and selected state data on production and stocks of vegetable oils and their byproducts. It contains data for the current and preceding month. Also included is a table comparing selected domestic production to estimated imports and exports, and apparent consumption. Data are collected for over 20 types of products produced by crushing oilseeds - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m20j9701.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

M20K(96)-12 -FATS AND OILS, PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION, AND STOCKS, DECEMBER 1996
-Data for over 20 types of oils and fats; product data include production of refined fats and oils, consumption of crude in refining, consumption in end products, and end-of-period stocks - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/ industry/m20k9612.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

M20K(97)-1-FATS AND OILS, PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION, AND STOCKS-JANUARY 1997 -
National data for the current and preceding months on production, consumption, and factory and warehouse stocks of selected edible and inedible oils. A summary table on consumption of selected fats and oils is also shown for the current month and preceding month. Also included is a table on the supply and distribution of selected oils and inedible tallow and grease for the current and preceding month - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m20k9701.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

M22P(96)-11 - CONSUMPTION ON THE COTTON SYSTEM AND STOCKS, DECEMBER 1996 -
Data from consumers include consumption and stocks of domestic and foreign cotton by staple length; number of spindles in place; number of active spindles; number of hours spindles operated; consumption and stocks of manmade fiber staple by fiber type; consumption and stocks of linters by type of consumer; warehouses provide data on stocks of cotton held - http://www.census.gov/cir/www/m22p.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

M22P(96)-13-CONSUMPTION ON THE COTTON SYSTEM AND STOCKS -1996 SUMMARY -
Annual report summarizes monthly data and notes revisions on a calendar year basis. Tables include data on consumption and stocks of cotton, man-made fiber staple by type of material, and stocks of cotton held at public storage and at compresses. Another table presents data on cotton spindles in place and spindle hours operated by major kind of business and type of fiber spun. Exports and imports of cotton, linters, and manmade fiber staple and tow are presented by country of destination or origin. Information is provided on world supply and distribution of cotton, with comparable data for the U.S. - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m22p9613.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

M22P(97) - 1 - CONSUMPTION ON THE COTTON SYSTEM AND STOCKS - JANUARY 1997 -
Information includes state and national data for the current period with comparable data for preceding periods. Tables include data on consumption and stocks of cotton, manmade fiber staple by type of material, and stocks of cotton held at public storage and at compresses. Another table presents data on cotton spindles in place and spindle hours operated by major kind of business and type of fiber spun. Exports and imports of cotton, linters, and manmade fiber staple and tow are presented by country of destination or origin. Information is provided on world supply and distribution of cotton, with comparable data for the U.S.- http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m22p9701.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

M28AT(96)-12 - PRODUCTION AND STOCKS OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DECEMBER 1996 -
Data on production and stocks of titanium dioxide, as well as production, exports, imports, and apparent consumption of titanium dioxide - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m28at9612.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

M28AT(97) - 1- PRODUCTION AND STOCKS OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE - JANUARY 1997 -
Data on production and stocks of titanium dioxide, as well as production, exports, imports, and apparent consumption of titanium dioxide - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m28at9701.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

M32G(96)-10 - GLASS CONTAINERS, OCTOBER 1996 -
Data for 15 types of glass containers; product data at the 7-digit SIC level include; total production, net packed weight produced, quantity of shipments, and end of month stocks - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m32g9610.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

M33D(96)-12-ALUMINUM INGOT AND MILL PRODUCTS-DECEMBER 1996 -
Information includes tables on gross shipments, net of shipments and inventories by type of producer. Data are shown on the inventories, quantity and value of shipments and on the number of companies reporting shipments, by type of aluminum shape. Also included is a table comparing domestic output, exports, and imports - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m33d9612.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

M33D(97)-11 - ALUMINUM INGOT AND MILL PRODUCTS, NOVEMBER 1996 -
Data for over 15 types of mill products; ingot data include gross shipments, net shipments, total value of shipments, and ingot and scrap inventories, by type of producer. Mill product data at the 7-digit SIC level include gross shipments, net shipments and total receipts - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m33d9611.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

M33D(97)-11- ALUMINUM INGOT AND MILL PRODUCTS - NOVEMBER 1996 -
Reports provide summary tables for current and previous months. Tables include gross shipments, net of shipments and inventories by type of producer. Data are shown on the inventories, quantity and value of shipments and on the number of companies reporting shipments, by type of aluminum shape. Also included is a table comparing domestic output, exports, and imports - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m33d9611.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

M33J(96) -12 - INVENTORIES OF STEEL PRODUCING MILLS - DECEMBER 1996 -
Twelve reports present national estimates for the current and 12 preceding months. Estimates presented include end of month inventories of warehouse service centers; and quantity of inventories of steel in process and finished steel at producing mills. Also included is a table comparing manufacturers' shipments and imports for consumption - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m33j9612.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

M33J(96)-11 - INVENTORIES OF STEEL PRODUCING MILLS, NOVEMBER 1996 -
Steel mills provide end of month inventory data on steel in progress and finished steel; inventory data on steel service centers are obtained from industry sources - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m33j9611.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

M37G(96)-10 - CIVIL AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT ENGINES, OCTOBER 1996 -
Data for 9 types of planes and 6 types of engines; product data at the 7-digit SIC level include the quantity and value of shipments - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m37g9610.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

M37G(96)-11 - CIVIL AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT ENGINES, NOVEMBER 1996 -
Data for 9 types of planes and 6 types of engines; product data at the 7-digit SIC level include the quantity and value of shipments - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m37g9611.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

M37L(96)-10 - TRUCK TRAILERS, OCTOBER 1996 -
Data for over 30 types of truck trailers; product data at the 7- digit SIC level include quantity and value of shipments - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m37l9610.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

MABLE/GEOCORR Geographic Correspondence Engine
Geocorr is an interactive, web based geographic correspondence engine which allows users to relate geograhies. It perform this function by accessing the census block based Master Area Block Level Equivalency (MABLE). You use GEOCORR to generate custom "correlation lists" as reports and/or files. Geocorr does not access demographic data. This code was developed by John Blodgett and is a joint project of The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)'s SocioEconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) and the Urban Information Center - U. of Missouri St. Louis. The above link is to University of Missouri, a mirror site at CIESIN is also available.

MANUFACTURING AND TRADE INVENTORIES AND SALES REPORT: DECEMBER 1996 -
Data on dollar value of retail sales and sales for selected establishments; a subsample of firms also provides data on the value of end-of-month inventories; data on dollar values of merchant wholesalers' sales and end-of-month inventories; data for manufacturers current production levels and future production commitments. Data items include value of shipments; new orders (net of cancellations); end-of-month total inventory; materials and supplies; work-in-process and finished goods inventories - http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/fullmtis.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

MANUFACTURING AND TRADE INVENTORIES AND SALES, NOVEMBER 1996 -
Data on dollar value of retail sales and sales for selected establishments; a subsample of firms also provide data on the value of end-of-month inventories; data on dollar values of merchant wholesalers sales and end-of-month inventories; data for manufacturers current production levels and future production commitments. Data items include value of shipments; new orders (net of cancellations);end-of-month total inventory, materials and supplies, work-in-process and finished goods inventories - http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/fullmtis.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

MANUFACTURING AND TRADE INVENTORIES AND SALES, OCTOBER 1996 -
Monthly Retail Trade: Retail firms provide data on dollar value of retail sales and sales for selected establishments; a subsample of firms also provide data on the value of end-of-month inventories; Monthly Wholesale Trade: Companies provide data on dollar values of merchant wholesalers sales and end-of-month inventories; Manufacturers: Data for manufacturers current production levels and future production commitments; data items include value of shipments; new orders (net of cancellations); end-of-month total inventory, materials and supplies, work-in-process and finished goods inventories - http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/fullmtis.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

MANUFACTURING AND TRADE INVENTORIES AND SALES: JANUARY 1997 -
Data on dollar value of retail sales and sales for selected establishments; a subsample of firms also provides data on the value of end-of-month inventories; data on dollar values of merchant wholesalers' sales and end-of-month inventories; data for manufacturers current production levels and future production commitments - http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/fullmtis.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

Media Logic Economic Search Page
This is a really special site. Well organized and index with links to a large number of web sites. A WWW search form allows you to choose among several General Economic Topics (Industry, Agriculture, Business, Consumer, Government) and Economic Indicators (Indicators, Composite Indexes, Labor Force, Employment, and Unemployment, Output, Production, and Capacity Utilization, Sales, Orders, and Deliveries, Fixed Capital Investments, Inventories and Inventory Investment, Prices, Profits and Cash Flow, Wages, Labor Costs, and Productivity, Personal Income and Consumer Attitudes, Saving, Money, Credit, Interest Rates, and Stock Prices, National Defense, Exports and Imports, and International Comparisons. Retrieval may include your choice of data, news, company information, and more.

MediStat (National University of Singapore)
MEDISTAT is an on-line information system for health and population statistics. Data will be available on Asia, Singapore and the world, but the system is being built and is incomplete. Check the site for current coverage.

Migration News (University of California, Davis)
Mostly text, but includes numeric information.

The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, 1990/1991 - 1994/1995 University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service (DPLS))
http://dpls.dacc.wisc.edu/choice/choice_index.html
The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program data were collected as part of annual evaluations of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. That program began in the fall of 1990 and continues as these data are being released. The program was designed to provide opportunities for poor students in Milwaukee Public Schools. In lieu of tuition, the State of Wisconsin paid the private schools what the Milwaukee Public Schools would have received in state aid for each student. The program is the first in the United States to provide major subsidies to private schools as part of a general voucher program.

The Missouri State Census Data Center (MSCDC) Library of Data Holdings
Data in the areas of Agriculture, Compendia, Economic Indicators, Education, Employment, Health, Geography/GIS, and Population. A tool (uexplore) permits a web browser to explore the contents of UNIX directories. Selecting (clicking on) some filenames will cause them to be displayed by your browser. In the case of special "data" files -- those with actual data as opposed to reports or metadata -- a menu of special applications that can be run to help you access that particular type of data will be displayed. The most important of these are the xtract data extraction application, and hypercon ("hyper-linked contents".) The latter lets you see very detailed data-dictionary type metadata pertaining to the file; the former lets you extract and download (through your browser) selected data extracted from the file. Data can be requested in any of 5 formats, including comma-delimited, HTML and .dbf.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel)
Climate, population, vital statistics, health, migration, tourism, balance of payments, national accounts, foreign trade, finance, price indexes, labor, wages, agriculture, industry, energy, construction, commerce, hotels, transport, communications, courts and crime.

Monthly Energy Review (U.S. Department of Energy)
The US Department of Energy's Monthly Energy Review (MER), a publication that compiles "aggregate energy statistics", has recently been enhanced by the addition of a searchable database. Users can query over sixty tables from the publication, choose variables from each table, and retrieve annual (1973-96) or monthly (the last "two or three" years) data. Retrieval is available in HTML or ASCII text (comma delimited files). MER is also available in ASCII text, .wk1, or .xls format. Historical databases are available in Microsoft Access or ASCII delimited text. Topics include: Energy Production by Source, Energy Consumption by Source, Energy Net Imports by Source, Merchandise Trade Value, Cost of Fuels to End Users in Constant Dollars, Energy Consumption per Dollar of GDP, Passenger Car Efficiency, Energy Consumption by End-Use Sector, Crude Oil, Petroleum, Natural Gas, Oil and Gas, Coal, Electricity, Nuclear Energy, Energy Prices, International Energy, and Thermal Conversion Factors.

Monthly interest rates, 1970-1993 (Copyright 1995 San Diego Union-Tribune)
Includes: federal funds rate, 3-month T-bill rate, secondary market, 10-year treasury constant maturity rate, 30-year treasury constant maturity rate, discount rate (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), prime lending rate charged by commercial banks, Moodys seasoned coporate AAA bond yields, and trade weighted value of the dollar.

MONTHLY RETAIL TRADE, SALES AND INVENTORIES, NOVEMBER 1996 -
Data for the United States, regions, divisions, selected metropolitan areas, selected cities, and selected states on estimates of monthly retail sales by major kind-of-business groups and selected individual kinds of business. Comparable data are shown for the prior 12 months, in addition to the percent change from the previous month, the same month in the previous year, and cumulative months for the current year compared to similar months for the previous year - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

MONTHLY RETAIL TRADE, SALES AND INVENTORIES: DECEMBER 1996 -
Data for the United States, regions, divisions, selected metropolitan areas, and selected cities on estimates of monthly retail sales by major kind-of-business groups and selected individual kinds of business. Comparable data are shown for the prior 12 months, in addition to the percent change from the previous month, the same month in the previous year, and cumulative months for the current year compared to similar months for the previous year - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

MONTHLY WHOLESALE TRADE, DECEMBER 1996 -
Companies provide data on dollar values of merchant wholesale sales, end-of-month inventories, and methods of inventory valuation - http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/mwts.html <
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

MONTHLY WHOLESALE TRADE, SALES AND INVENTORIES, OCTOBER 1996 -
October 1996 sales of merchant wholesalers, after adjustment for seasonal variation and trading-day differences but not for price changes; October 1996 sales of merchant wholesalers, after adjustment for seasonal variation and trading-day differences but not for price changes; and stock/sales ratio - http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/mwts9610.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

MONTHLY WHOLESALE TRADE: JANUARY 1997 -
Companies provide data on dollar values of merchant wholesale sales, end-of-month inventories, and methods of inventory valuation - http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/mwts.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
This weekly publication is available in PDF format and by email subscription. The data in the weekly MMWR are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments. The reporting week concludes at close of business on Friday; compiled data on a national basis are officially released to the public on the succeeding Friday. Additional information available at this site include: Bulletins from Around the World, The National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS) -- a computerized public health surveillance system that provides weekly data on cases of nationally notifiable diseases, links to health departments and organizations of US states, international organization, and other countries.

MOTOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION AND WAREHOUSING SURVEY: 1995 -
Detailed estimates of operating revenues and expenses for the for-hire trucking and public warehousing industries, as well as inventories of revenue-generating freight equipment for the trucking industry at the United States level - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

MQ22T(96)-4-BROADWOVEN FABRICS-FOURTH QUARTER -
Statistics on the production of broadwoven fabrics, tire cord, and other types of fabrics. Data are presented on production and loom assignments, looms in place, and loom-hours operated. Summary tables show production data by class of fabric and a comparison of domestic output with imports and exports - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq22t964.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

MQ23A(96)-3- APPAREL, THIRD QUARTER 1996 -
Data for over 70 types of apparel. Data include quantity of production and value of shipments of men's and junior boys', misses' and juniors', children's and infants, and women's apparel - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/ industry/mq23a963.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

MQ28A(96)-3 - INORGANIC CHEMICALS, THIRD QUARTER 1996 -
Data for over 50 types of inorganic chemicals; product data at the 7-digit SIC level include total quantity of production and end-of quarter stocks - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq28a963.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

MQ28A(96)-4-INORGANIC CHEMICALS-FOURTH QUARTER 1996 -
Statistics on primary production and end-of-quarter stocks for specified inorganic chemicals for the current and preceding quarters, with comparative figures for the current quarter of the previous year. A summary table shows the quantity of production for eight of the principal inorganic chemicals for the current quarter and each of the preceding eight quarters. Also included is a table comparing domestic output, exports, imports, and apparent consumption - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq28a964.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

MQ28B(96)-3 - FERTILIZER MATERIALS, THIRD QUARTER 1996 -
Data for over 35 types of inorganic fertilizer; data at the 7- digit SIC level include production, quantity of shipments, and stocks held at producing plants; also collected are nitrogen and phosphoric content of selected materials - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq28b963.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

MQ28C(96)-4-INDUSTRIAL GASES-FOURTH QUARTER 1996 -
Data on quantity of production of specified gases, by type, for the current and preceding quarters, with comparative data for the current quarter a year ago. Tables show data by gaseous, liquid, or solid form, where applicable, and by cylinder, or for consumption in the producing plant. Also included is a table comparing domestic output, exports, and imports - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq28c964.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

MQ31A(96)-04-FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION-FOURTH QUARTER 1996 -
Data on quantity of production by size category, and on quantity and value of shipments of shoes and slippers. Also included are estimates on production and shipments of footwear with sole vulcanized to fabric upper; data on production and shipments of rubber and plastic protective footwear; and a table comparing domestic output, exports, and imports - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq31a964.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

MQ32A(96)-3 - FLAT GLASS, THIRD QUARTER 1996 -
Product data for over 10 types of flat glass; data at the 7-digit SIC level include production by square feet and weight; quantity produced and consumed on site; and total quantity and value of shipments - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq32a963.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

MQ32D(96)-4-CLAY CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS-FOURTH QUARTER 1996 -
Data include quantity of production and quantity and value of shipments of brick (building or common and face) by geographical region. A summary table shows production and value of shipments of various clay construction products, by type, for the current quarter and each of 8 preceding quarters. Also included is a table comparing domestic output, exports, and imports - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq32d964.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

MQ34E(96)-4-PLUMBING FIXTURES-FOURTH QUARTER 1996 -
Statistics on plumbing products include quantity of production and stocks and on the quantity and value of shipments by type of materials (including plastics fixtures) and principal types of fixtures. Also included is a table comparing domestic output, exports, and imports - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq34e964.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

MQ35W(96)-3 - METALWORKING MACHINERY, THIRD QUARTER 1996 -
Product data for over 90 types of machine tools; data at the 7-digit SIC level include quantity and value of shipments, value of unfilled orders, export shipments, and identification of products that incorporate numerical controls - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq35w963.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

MQ36C(96)-4-FLUORESCENT LAMP BALLASTS-FOURTH QUARTER 1996 -
Data are shown on the quantity and value of shipments, and the number of companies reporting shipments, by type of product. Also included are a summary table for the quantity and value of shipments, by class of product for the current quarter, with comparative data for the 16 preceding quarters; and a table comparing domestic output, exports, and imports - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/mq36c964.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

NAFTA Tracking WWW Database (University of California, Los Angeles)
The North American Integration and Development (NAID) Center was created to conduct ongoing research concerning NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) and North American integration, and to assist communities and governments with policies and investment projects for sustainable and equitable development across borders. Towards this goal, the NAID Center seeks to build linkages among a wide variety of institutions and organizations in North America. Researchers at the NAID Center have developed a unique capacity to monitor and model the impacts of North American integration and the adjustment process. The NAID analyzes and provides WWW access to U.S. company lay-off reports collected by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. graphs and charts are created by NAID Center staff from various sources that track the ongoing economic integration between the United States and Mexico. Data available include: Query Gateway to Trade Adjustment Assistance Data; Query Gateway for County-based NAFTA TAA Data and Employment Information; Query Gateway to Import Change and NAFTA TAA Data; Summary Maps of the NAFTA Trade Adjustment Assistance Data; and Data on North American Economic Integration. Also contains links to other information about NAFTA and border issues.

National (US) Budget Simulation ( Univ. of California, Berkeley)
The National Budget Simulation is a project of UC-Berkeley's Center for Community Economic Research and was created by Anders Schneiderman and Nathan Newman. This simulation asks you to cut the 1995 fiscal deficit in order to achieve a balanced budget. The simulation allows you to cut and increase programs of your choice. This site also includes links to Sources of Information on the Federal Budget.

National Accounts and Macroeconomic data (Christian Zimmermann)
Christian Zimmerman (Assistant professor, Department of Economics, Universite du Quebec) has posted here the data he used for his papers. These are quarterly national accounts and other macroeconomic aggregates for about twenty countries. Texts of his papers and tables are available in addition to the data.

National Agricultural Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Includes: Historic Data Products, State Statistical Offices, Agricultural Statistics Graphics.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (ICPSR)
The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) was established in 1978 under the auspices of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), U.S. Department of Justice. NACJD currently holds over 500 data collections relating to crime and criminal justice. This website provides browsing and downloading access to most of this data and documentation. You can search or browse holdings. Some publications based on the data here are available directly from the Bureau of Justice Statisics

National Bureau of Economic Research -- online data
Includes Penn-World Tables 5.6; NBER Macro History Database; NBER Official Business Cycle Dates; Gray and Bartelsman Manufacturing Industry Productivity Database; Imports by SIC category 1958-1992 (From Robert Feenstra); Consumer Expenditure Survey Extracts by John Sablehaus (of the CBO); and Segregation Data (Cutler, Glaeser and Vigdor). NBER also maintains an anonymous FTP server.

National Bureau of Economic Research, Macro History Database
During the first several decades of its existence, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) assembled an extensive data set that covers all aspects of the pre-WWI and interwar economies, including production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions, foreign trade, and government activity. Many series are highly disaggregated, and many exist at the monthly or quarterly frequency. The data set has some coverage of the United Kingdom, France and Germany, although it predominantly covers the United States. You can browse the site using the link above or search the site:

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. NCADI is the world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse prevention. Data available here tends to be text accompanied by aggregate tables.

The National Health Survey Report (Felix, Burdine & Associates Inc.)
The National Health Survey is based on responses from a sample of more than 2,500 randomly selected individuals from across the United States to a 194-item survey instrument. The survey was completed in July 1995 with a response rate of almost 70%. The National Health Survey Report was written to communicate the information collected through The National Health Survey in a concise and useable format. This document is organized so the reader can approach the information from several points of view. Areas covered include: General Health Status, SF-12 Functional Status Assessment, Utilization of Health Care Services, Human Services Utilization, Risk Behaviors and Health Habits, Women's Health Issues, Morbidity Experience, Mental Health and Suicide, and Satisfaction with Health Insurance Components.

National Income & Product Accounts Data Visualization System (University of Virginia)
This service allows you to choose NIPA series, graph them, and obtain the series as HTML tables and raw data.

Functionality: You can choose from one of several categories of data, then choose one or more tables from that category and choose annual or quarterly, and finally choose one or more items from the tables. The results you obtain include a chart, an HTML table of the data, and an opportunity to ftp a copy of the raw data you have chosen.

Content: The data are presented in two historical series - Annual and Quarterly - from 1959 forward, and were obtained from the STAT-USA (BEA) WWW site. National income and product accounts (NIPA) show the value and composition of the Nation's output and the distribution of incomes generated in its production. The accounts include estimates of gross domestic product(GDP) - the market value of the Nation's output of goods and services - in current and real terms, GDP price measures, the goods and services that make up GDP in current and real terms, national income, personal income, and corporate profits. In addition, BEA produces specialized measures such as estimates of auto and truck output, GDP of corporate business, housing output, and business inventory and sales. Estimates of gross product originating by aindustry are prepared annually in current and real terms. Measures of the inventory and fixed capital stocks consistent with NIPA output measures are also provided. Further, the accounts provide a consistent framework within which estimates of analytic interest - such as the role of research and development in the U.S. economy or the interaction of the economy and environment - can be studied. Data conversion, statistical programming, and html and cgi development were done by Patrick Yott.

National Institute for Science Education Evaluation of "The Why Files" World Wide Web Site (Data and Program Library Service)
http://dpls.dacc.wisc.edu/whyfiles/index.html
In February 1996, the National Institute for Science Education (NISE) created The Why Files (http://whyfiles.news.wisc.edu), a Web site designed to explain the science behind the news. In order to understand the characteristics of the users of The Why Files, a brief questionnaire was incorporated into the site. This survey was administered from March 20 through April 3, 1997 and "cookies" were used to to track usage. Responses to the survey were collected from 399 repeat users of The Why Files. The files here are the data collected in these surveys. The respondents of the survey and other data are from anywhere in the world. Descriptors: World Wide Web, science communication, Internet, new technology.

National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH) (Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Second Round data are available now. The NSFH is a comprehensive survey of American family life which interviewed a national probability sample of over 13,000 respondents in 1987-88. The sample was followed up in 1992-94, with face-to-face interviews of the original respondent, the original spouse or cohabiting partner of the respondent, and the current spouse or partner of the respondent. In addition, telephone interviews were conducted with a randomly selected child age 10-23 and with a parent of the respondent.

National Transit Database, 1993 (U.S. Department of Transportation)
Twenty-six tables of data available in HTML and Lotus 1-2-3 formats. Includes funding, taxes, expenses, employee costs, energy consumption, safety, performance indicators, and more.

National Transportation Atlas (U.S. Department of Transportation)
The National Transportation Atlas (NTA) is a collection of geo- spatial databases developed by the Department of Transportation and other Federal agencies depicting transportation facilities, networks, and services of national significance. They are designed to be used with Geographic Information System (GIS) software packages to locate transportation features and provide a framework for transportation network analysis. The databases located at this site are the most recent versions available to the general public. You may also obtain a complete set of the NTA databases on CD-ROM , current as of January 1, 1995.

Netherlands Historical Data Archive
http://www.niwi.knaw.nl/us/navigate/dishist.htm
Netherlands Historical Data Archive
PO Box 95110
1090 HC Amsterdam
phone: (31) (0)20 4628600
info.nhda@niwi.knaw.nl
The initiative for the foundation of the NHDA was taken in 1989. In 1997 the NHDA became part of the Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services (http://www.niwi.knaw.nl/), which is an institute of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. The NHDA is now, together with the Steinmetz Archive (Dutch Social Science Data Archive) part of the Section Digital Data Archives. The NHDA preserves and maintains datasets containing historical source material. Part of the collection is freely accessible and can be downloaded from the Internet. The collection includes census data, data on colonial trade, criminal data, prosopography, itineraries etc. The NHDA is also engaged in a training programme for historians, and organizes specialized courses in the field of history and computing.

NEW ONE-FAMILY HOUSES SOLD, DECEMBER 1996 -
Information on new privately owned one-family houses sold during the month and for sale at the end of the month, together with related annual data and figures for prior months for the United States and regions. Tables show average and median sales prices, as well as houses sold and for sale by stage of construction, and quarterly figures on houses sold by type of financing - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

NEW ONE-FAMILY HOUSES SOLD, OCTOBER 1996 -
Information on new privately owned one-family houses sold during the month and for sale at the end of the month, together with related annual data and figures for prior months for the United States and regions. The report also shows some comparative data for earlier years - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

The New York State Data Center
The State Data Center is a cooperative program with the U.S. Bureau of the Census for managing the dissemination of Census, state and federal statistical information. This site provides access to various statistical series for and about New York's population and economy.

New Zealand Election Study (Department of Political Science and Public Policy University of Waikato)
"The New Zealand Election Study (NZES) is funded by the Foundation for Research, Science, and Technology (FRST). Through the analysis of political behaviour over five successive New Zealand elections, we are monitoring the democratic process in New Zealand during a period of social and economic change and, most particularly, during the transition between electoral systems: the first past the post (FPP) or plurality electoral system in effect in New Zealand from the origins of the political system, and the new Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) system which is in effect from the 1996 election. The NZES began in its present form in 1990, continued in 1993 and 1996, and is intended to include at least the second election under MMP, probably in 1999. The NZES's main source of data are questionnaires which are posted to randomly selected registered electors across the country immediately following each election. Questions focus on voting choices, political opinions, and social and demographic characteristics. The Project Director is Jack Vowles, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Waikato. Data from the 1990 and 1993 NZES programme are deposited at the Australian Social Science Data Archives at the Australian National University, Canberra and is generally available for secondary analysis."

Numbers Now (San Diego California) (San Diego Association of Governments)
A snapshot of each of the San Diego region's 19 jurisdictions: historic, current and forecast population, housing, and employment data, and more. Provided by SANDAG, the San Diego Association of Governments.

Office of Population Research (OPR) (Princeton University)
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
The Data Archive at the Office of Population Research holds a number of specialized datasets, including: American Fertility Surveys, the World Fertility Surveys, Demographic and Health Surveys, Chinese Fertility Surveys, OECD Tables of Populations and Deaths, and more. You can also connect to the OPR Home Page.

Official Economic Information of Mexico (Ministry of Finance of Mexico)
Includes basic economic and financial data, documents and reports on economic policies, graphics and more.

Online Statistics (Statistics Canada)
CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) and Trade data statistical databases are accessible here for a fee. They contain current and historical statistics for detailed analysis.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Statistics Homepage
This site provides lists and descriptions of OECD publications (including machine-readable products) and some data online.

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)
The 1968 through 1993 "family files" are available here as well as the twenty-four year "individual file." PSID now has a facility for creating subsets. You can select family and individual levels by year, and cross-year variables or variable by Year and Level. Copies of the Newsletter, a Bibliography for the PSID, and more are available here.

UCSD users should also see our local holdings.

PDF Publications (U.S. Census Bureau)
All Census Bureau publications issued since January 1, 1996. These files are Adobe Portable Document Format PDF.

Penn World Tables version 5.6 (National Bureau of Economic Research)
This is an experimental WWW server for the Penn World Tables; it allows one to select one or more countries, years, and variables from multiple selection lists, and download the specified subset of data in ASCII format. Also known as the "Summers and Heston data" from: "The Penn World Table (Mark 5): An Expanded Set of International Comparisons, 1950-1988" by Robert Summers and Alan Heston, Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 1991. Also see National Bureau of Economic Research Home Page.

Penn World Tables versions 5.5 and 5.6 (University of Toronto)
Also known as the "Summers and Heston data" from: "The Penn World Table (Mark 5): An Expanded Set of International Comparisons, 1950-1988" by Robert Summers and Alan Heston, Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 1991. This site provides ways to "...get a pretty map, get ascii input code for TSP, RATS, SAS, SHAZAM, etc."

Pennsylvania State Data Center
Formerly known as the Economic Development Information Network, this site has information about the state of Pennsylvania and about the nation.

Pennsylvania Statistics by County (Penn State University)
These pages will help you create maps that display statistics. Data from County Business Patterns and USA Counties

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Here you will find articles reporting the results of recent public opinion surveys. Small tables with aggregate data accompany articles. Also here is the list of the most closely followed news stories of the past decade: "Public Attentiveness to Major News Stories" and other information about recent public opinion. The Center, an independent opinion research group sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts that studies attitudes toward press, politics and public policy issues is best known for regular national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories, and for polling that charts trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes. Between 1990 and 1995 the center was known as the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press.

POETATE Repression Study Database (University of North Texas gopher)
This provides a dataset used in a study by Steven Poe and Neal Tate, "Repression of human rights to personal integrity in the 1980s - a global analysis" in American Political Science Review, 1994 Dec, v88 n4:853-872. The data are provided in different formats: SPSS system file, SPSS export file and Microcrunch ready-to-read format.

Population Data for selected countries in Africa, Caribean, and Latin America, and for the U.S. (Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
Including: Botswana, Burkina_faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Ondostate, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Trinidad, Colombia, Dominican Rep., Mexico, and Peru.

Population Estimates (U.S.) (U.S. Census Bureau, The Federal State Cooperative Program for Population Estimates)
Estimates at State, County and City levels back to 1990 and current through about one year ago. Some of these links were not working when we last checked; you might want to try the links at: http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/popest.html which seem to be the same data, but with working links.

Population Studies Center - University of Michigan
Includes a catalog of studies held by the data archive. Some data files are available for public use.

POPULATION TRENDS: RUSSIA -
Data on the population size and trends of Russia by region including age and sex structure, fertility and mortality rates, contraceptive use and abortion rates - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/main/newsite
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

Populations of Largest Cities in PMNs from 2000BC to 1988AD
gopher://csf.colorado.edu:70/00/wsystems/datasets/citypop/civilizations/citypops_2000BC-1988AD
These are city population sizes for the five largest cities in each "civilization" from 2000 BC to 1988 AD. The definition of "civilization" boundaries is based on David Wilkinson's spatio-temporal bounding of political/military networks (See Wilkinson, "Central Civilization" Comparative Civilizations Review 17:31-59 (Fall), 1987. These populations were used by Christopher Chase-Dunn and Alice Willard to compute changes in urban growth and in the Standardized Primacy Index (SPI) for the several political/military networks (PMNs). The results are available in a forthcoming issue of Comparative Civilizations Review. Most of the city populations were found in Tertius Chandler's Four Thousand Years of Urban Growth, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellon Press, 1987.

POVERTY MEASUREMENT -
A paper on poverty measurement has been added to the working papers presented on the Poverty Measurement web page. The paper is entitled "Experimental Poverty Measurement for the 1990's" - http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/povmeas.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

PovertyNet: Data on Poverty (World Bank)
http://www.worldbank.org/poverty/data/index.htm
This page provides information and data on poverty monitoring. Specifically, it includes: *Trends in regional indicators *Income poverty * Social indicators * Country level indicators: *Estimates of income poverty * Estimates of inequality * Strategy 21 indicators * Social indicators * Household surveys: *Inventory of surveys by region, country and year * Results from the 1998 World Bank Census of household surveys * Link to the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) web site *Link to the Household Expenditure and Income Data for Transitional Economies (HEIDE) web site * Participatory studies: *Inventory of participatory poverty studies * Country data sets: *India Poverty Project Poverty Monitoring Database: quick access to: *Information on household surveys and participatory poverty studies *Poverty assessment summaries *Social indicators Country level indicators: Estimates of income poverty *Download the most recent estimates of income poverty from the World Bank's World Development Indicators (PDF file, 146 kb). Estimates of inequality *Download the most recent estimates of income inequality from the World Bank's World Development Indicators (PDF file, 137 kb). *Measures of income inequality: data by Klaus Deininger and Lyn Squire on Gini coefficients, cumulative quintile shares, explanations regarding the basis on which the Gini coefficient was computed, and the source of the information. Strategy 21 goals: *For the most recent estimates of the indicators selected by the OECD, the United Nations and the World Bank to track progress in achieving the Strategy 21 goals, see the OECD/DAC site. Social Indicators: *The World Bank social indicators are now available from the Poverty Monitoring Database. *UN social indicators from the UN Statistics Division. Country data sets *The India poverty project assembled detailed nationwide and statelevel statistics from 1950 to 1994 on expenditures, National Accounts, prices, wages, population, and others. The complete data are now available on line. *Read about the India Poverty Project, its approach and findings. * Read an Introduction to the data sets, what they contain, and ways you can access and use them.
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PREPARING FOR THE 1997 ECONOMIC CENSUS: ADVANCE INFORMATION YOU CAN USE -
This 27-page informational booklet includes basic sample questionnaires, questions and answers about the 1997 census, a calendar of census-related milestones, and points of contact for further information - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), US Census, 1980 and 1990: Explore (CIESIN)
The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network. CIESIN's Data Exploration and Extraction Software provides interactive browsing of the U.S. Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data from 1980 and 1990. This does require an account, but you can register for an account online and read about the Software and the project here. NOTE: "Explore" is being replaced by a new system called "Ulysses."

Publications and Data (U.S. National Science Foundation)
Includes statistical reports in Word Perfect, ASCII, Lotus worksheet and PDF formats. Reports on Science & Engineering Indicators, Education, work force, research and development, funding, infrastructure, and more.

QServe (Queens College Data Services)
Data available here include the General Social Survey and the 1990 U.S. Census PUMS A (5% Sample). Both the GSS and PUMS include statistics, extract, codebook, and a gallery of graphs. GSS also includes a bibliography. QServe uses SAS to provide online generation of tables and graphic charts as well as online creation and downloading of data extracts. Ann Green of Yale University prepared a very useful overview of this and other sites and their features

Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) (U.S. Census Bureau)
Quarterly Financial Reports. Survey Unit: Firm
Years Covered: 1977-1990
Observations: 15,000 per quarter
Source: United States Census Bureau
The Quarterly Financial Reports (QFR) database provides income statements and balance sheet information for public and private firms in manufacturing, mining, wholesaling, and retailing for the period 1977 through 1990. The QFR database was first developed and used for the Long and Ravenscraft project, described above, on leveraged buyouts (LBOs).

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT - ADVANCE DATA ON LARGE RETAILERS' PROFITS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER 1996 -
Up-to-date aggregate statistics on the financial position of U.S. corporations; also estimated statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheets, and related financial and operating ratios for the domestic operations of corporations in the mining and trade areas with assets over $50 million; data classified by industry and by asset size - http://www.census.gov/agfs/qfr/view/qfr_rt.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

RECORD LINKAGE WORKSHOP, CALL FOR PAPERS -
The Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences, the Washington Statistical Society, the Bureau of the Census, the National Agricultural Statistical Service, and the George Washington University are sponsoring a 2-day workshop on record linkage March 20-21, 1997 in Washington, D.C. - http://www.census.gov/srd/www/reclink/recl0701.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0011 - Dec. 16, 1996)

The Record of American Democracy, 1984-1990 (Gary King and Bradley Palmquist)
The Record Of American Democracy (ROAD) data includes election returns, socioeconomic summaries, and demographic measures of the American public at unusually low levels of geographic aggregation. The NSF-supported ROAD project covers every state in the country from 1984 through 1990 (including some off-year elections). One collection of data sets includes every election at and above State House, along with party registration and other variables, in each state for the roughly 170,000 precincts nationwide (about 60 times the number of counties). Another collection has added to these (roughly 30-40) political variables an additional 3,725 variables merged from the 1990 U.S. Census for 47,327 aggregate units (about 15 times the number of counties) about the size one or more cities or towns. These units completely tile the U.S. landmass. The collection also includes geographic boundary files so users can easily draw maps with these data. This ROAD Guide provides comprehensive information on the ROAD databases in a form useful for those who may wish to use the data, and (in separate sections) for those who may wish to extend our collection. We also describe the technical details of the preparation of the ROAD datasets, including exactly how every file was produced and could be replicated, extended, or improved. The Data are available from: ROAD data at Harvard-MIT Data Center and will be available from ICPSR.

Regional Economic Forecasts (United States) (University of Virginia)
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/socsci/projection/
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Regional Projection database holds demographic and income information for each state and the District of Columbia. The data is also aggregated into 8 BEA multistate regions and the United States as a whole. The dataset holds historical and forecasted levels for population, personal income and employment and earnings by industry. The historical data cover 1969 to 1993, while the forecasts span 1998 to 2045. The data files here contain all the data from pages 3 through 188 of the BEA Regional Projections to 2045: Volume 1, States. This volume was published by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis in July, 1995. Varibles available include:
    Employment
    Earnings
    Gross State Product
    Population Total
    Population under 18
    Population 18 to 64
    Population 65 and over
    Total Personal Earnings
    TPI, Contrib. to SS
    TPI, Res. Adjustment
    TPI Net Earnings
    TPI Div., Interest & Rent
    TPI Transfer Payments

Regional Economic Information System, 1969-1992 (Oregon State University)
HTML forms allow you to select a state and from that state select a county, metropolitan area or BEA Economic area. For the selected area, you can get income, employment, or profile information. This is one of several databases available as part of the Government Information Sharing Project.

Regional Economic Information System, 1969-1994 (University of Virginia)
The REIS data base provides local area economic data for states, counties, and metropolitan areas for 1969-1994. Statistics in the data base include: personal income by source, per-capita personal income, earnings by two digit SIC code, full and part time employment by industry, and regional economic profiles. REIS is produced by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Measurement Division.

Report on the American Workforce (U.S. Department of Labor)
http://www.bls.gov/opub/rtaw/rtawhome.htm
This is the fourth Report on the American Workforce to be issued by the Department of Labor. The three themes covered in this edition -- workplace responses to an increasingly competitive global environment, the central role of improved skills for all participants in the labor market, and the balance of work and family -- will be central concerns for policymakers, researchers, and American workers and their families well into the 21st century. Includes statistical tables in PDF format covering: General conditions in the labor market, Employment and the labor force, Wages and productivity, Earnings, prices, and expenditures, Benefits and working conditions, Unemployment, and International comparisons.

Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change (National Research Council)
Examines 3,634 programs in 41 fields at 274 institutions. The report contains data on a large number of variables for the individual programs and an analysis of various aspects of the 41 fields across different dimensions. Some restrictions apply to use of these data.

The Resource Centre for Access to Data on Europe (r-cade)
http://www-rcade.dur.ac.uk/
r-cade (resource centre for access to data on Europe)
1L Mountjoy Research Centre,
University of Durham,
Durham DH1 3SW
Email: r-cade@dur.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0) 191 374 7350
Fax: +44(0) 191 384 4971
R-cade (Resource Centre for Access to Data on Europe) provides efficient access to key statistical data from Eurostat, UNIDO, UNESCO and the ILO. Customers from any sector, from anywhere in the world, can use the r-cade services. These include online access to a database via the Internet, customised data extractions, consultancy, and special academic concessions. r-cade is also an official Eurostat datashop."

REVISED BUILDING PERMIT AUTHORIZATIONS, DECEMBER 199
6 and PRELIMINARY 1996 ANNUAL STATISTICS - Update on building permits authorized by type of structure and by region - http://www.census.gov/const/www/c40index.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

REVISED BUILDING PERMITS AUTHORIZATIONS: JANUARY 1997 -
Updated information on building permits authorized by type of structure and by region - http://www.census.gov/const/www/c40index.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0016 - Mar. 10, 1997)

Roberto Ortiz de Zarate's Datasets
Although this site does not contain numeric data and its contents have not been verified by SSDC, it appears to be a legitimate and extensive listing of political leadership worldwide which may be of interest to users of data. The author says he is a "licenciate of Information Sciences and having a diploma on European Union by the University of the Basque Country." He also set up the web site for the Department of International Relations at the University of the Basque Country. The "datasets" at this site are text files related to political leadership, worldwide. Lists include: Political Leaders (1945-1996) (covering 179 countries and 3 international organizations; separate files offer the names, ruling terms, deceased dates, kind of regime, and party in power); Last reliefs and re-elections (since January 1 1996) (listing recent changes in governments); Political Obituary (1990-1996); Rulers dead in violent circumstances (1945-1996) (classified by categories); Current leaders longest-time in office; Contemporary women rulers (since 1945); First African Rulers; and European Governments (1990-1996).

Roll of Emigrants to the Colony of Liberia Sent by the American Colonization Society from 1820-1843 (Data and Program Library Service (DPLS), University of Wisconsin - Madison.)
Tom W. Shick, Principal Investigator. This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which records all emigants to Liberia between 1820 and 1843 who were brought to the colony by the American Colonization Society. Variables include place of origin, place of arrival, status of individual, level of literacy, occupation, date of death, cause of death, and name of the ship which carried the emigrant to Liberia.

Russia's Demographic "Crisis" (RAND)
(Papers containing tables and graphs.) This is an online version of a printed RAND report (see below for details). The publication volume is an outgrowth of a June 5-6, 1995 conference at which a group of Russian demographers presented the results of their pioneering research on Russia's demographic "crisis" to American colleagues from RAND, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and the International Programs Center of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The six papers here reflect the current state of knowledge in two broad categories: (1) fertility and family planning; and (2) issues in the area of health and mortality--health status, health care, and population aging. This conference was jointly sponsored by RAND's Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Demography and Human Ecology of the Russian Academy of Science's Institute of Economic Forecasting as part of a multi-year program of collaborative research, training, and institution-building on which they embarked in October, 1994. (Printed publication information: DOCNO: CF-124-CRES TITLE: Russia's Demographic "Crisis". AUTH: J. DaVanzo, G. Farnsworth PAGES: xviii, 205, DATE: 1996 COST: $ 9.00 ISBN: 0833024469) Edited by Julie DaVanzo, with the assistance of Gwendolyn Farnsworth.

San Diego / Tijuana Border Maps and Graphs
Some recent SD/Tijuana Border research projects related to the United States / Mexico border area of San Diego and Tijuana. Sources include San Diego Dialogue and EL Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) The French Institute of Research for Development in Cooperation (ORSTOM) has had a GIS site located at COLEF for several years working on the geography of the area.

San Diego Demographics
Courtesy of San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Includes brief descriptions of issues such as transportation, births, etc., and a chart or graph to illustrate each.

Scientific Data, Surveillance, Health Statistics, and Laboratory Information (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
http://www.cdc.gov/scientific.htm
Including: Birth Defects Surveillance, CDC and ATSDR Electronic Information Resources for Health Officers, Data from Death Investigations, Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database (HAZDAT), HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Environmental Health Laboratory Sciences Exposure Assessment Programs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, The Year 2000 Issue -- Implications for Public Health Information and Surveillance Systems, and more.

Scottish Economic History Database (Alex Gibson)
http://www.ex.ac.uk/~ajgibson/scotdata/scot_database_home.html
Scottish Economic History Database, 1550 1780. This online database has been produced to further the dissemination of data collected during a project on^M Scottish wages and prices, 1550-1780, funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council. The broader results of the project are presented in AJS Gibson and TC Smout,^M Scottish food, wages and prices, 1550 - 1780 (Cambridge University Press, 1994). This online database is made freely available, with the condition that its use in any published work is^M accompanied by a reference to its URL. Data categories: *Crop Yields * Demographic Data * Price Series * Wage Series * Weather Statistics This online database has been created by Alex Gibson, Department of Geography, Exeter University, UK. Updated 20/12/1994
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Scottish Economic History Database, 1550 - 1780 (Alex Gibson, Department of Geography, Exeter University, UK
This online database has been produced to further the dissemination of data collected during a project on Scottish wages and prices, 1550 -1780, funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council (Reference B00340067). The broader results of the project are presented in AJS Gibson and TC Smout, Scottish food, wages and prices, 1550 - 1780 (Cambridge University Press, 1994), as well as in a number of papers addressing particular issues. Data available includes: Crop Yields, Demographic Data, Price Series, Wage Series, and Weather Statistics.

Selected Financial Data for Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs) (U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission)
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent US federal agency with the mandate to regulate commodity futures and option markets in the United States. (A futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell in the future a specific quantity of a commodity at a specific price.) The Commissions's semiannual Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) Financial Data Schedule contains selected financial data filed with the Commission. The information contained in the schedule includes data for each FCM including: the total amount of adjusted net capital, the required amount of adjusted net capital which must be maintained, and the excess adjusted net capital; the amount of customer funds required to be segregated from the FCM's own funds, and; the FCM's required foreign futures secured amount. Data are available here in HTML, ASCII, and Excel spreadsheet formats.

SERVICE ANNUAL SURVEY: 1995 -
Annual estimates of the dollar volume of receipts for selected personal, business, social, health, and professional services at the United States level. For selected industries, separate estimates are given for receipts of taxable firms and revenues of firms exempt from Federal income taxes - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

Social Science Data Analysis Network (Populations Studies Center, University of Michigan)
The Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) provides census data and exercises for college classes. All of the SSDAN census data sets were constructed so that they might be accessed with StudentChip software which is available for DOS and Macintosh computers. (Information about obtaining the software for evaluation or for as little as $5 a copy is available here also.) All data sets available here are tailored to particular classroom topics. Some of these include allow comparisons over the 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1980 censuses. Others permit very detailed comparisons across social and demographic groups from the 1990 US census. Data File Categories included are: Marital Status, Marital Status/Cohabiters, Married People and their Spouses, Occupation, Labor Force Participation/Employment Status/Workhours, Children, Earnings, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Immigration, Education, Population/Structure for US/Selected Areas, and Poverty Status/Households.

Social Statistics Briefing Room (U.S. White House)
The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal social statistics. It provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies. All of the information included in the Social Statistics Briefing Room is maintained and updated by the statistical units of those agencies. Topics include: Crime, Demographics, Education, and Health.

Software and datasets (Pierre Legendre)
http://alize.ere.umontreal.ca/~casgrain/en/labo/index.html
Available datasets (used in various papers) *Scotch Whiskies classification data As described in: F.J. Lapointe and P. Legendre. 1994. A classification of pure malt Scotch whiskies. Applied Statistics 43: 237257. * Oribatid mites data As described in: Borcard, D., P. Legendre and P. Drapeau. 1992. Partialling out the spatial component of ecological variation. Ecology 73: 10451055. Borcard, D. and P. Legendre. 1994. Environmental control and spatial structure in ecological communities: an example using Oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatei). Environmental and Ecological Statistics 1: 3753. * [4th Corner Icon]Thiahura Fish Transect data As described in: Pierre Legendre, R. Galzin & M. HarmelinVivien. 1997. Relating behavior to habitat: solutions to the fourthcorner problem. Ecology 78(2): 547562.
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Standard and Poor's 500 Index
Closing values from 1926 to 1993. These data are used in: E.Ley (1996): "On the Peculiar Distribution of the U.S. Stock Indices;" forthcoming in The American Statistician.

Standard and Poors 500 Index (Security APL Inc.)
graphs, no data.

STAT-USA (U.S. Department of Commerce)
WWW fee-based version of STAT-USA The Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration's fee-based access to the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB), the National Economic, Social and Environmental Data Bank (NESE-DB), the Economic Bulletin Board, and Bureau of Economic Analysis Economic Information.

UCSD Users Note: you should be able to connect to Stat-USA freely while using your ucsd computer account. If you are refused access or if Stat-USA asks for a user name and password, please let the government documents deptartment in the Geisel Library know about this.

STAT-USA, Frequently Requested Statistical Releases (U.S. Department of Commerce)
http://www.stat-usa.gov/econtest.nsf?OpenDatabase#Top50
These are, indeed, press releases -- mostly text with plain-text-layout tables, although some data may be available as ASCII files and spreadsheet files; (see the above link for currently available data). Topics of releases include: General Economics, Fiscal & Monetary, Financial Market Statistics, Price & Productivity, Industry Statistics, Employment Statistics, and Regional Statistics. Specific releases include: Gross Domestic Product, Housing Starts, Personal Income and Outlays, New Construction, New Home Sales, Advance Retail Sales, Durable Goods Shipments & Orders, Economic Indicators Summary, Composite Index of Leading Coincident and Lagging Indicators, Manufacturing & Trade, Inventories and Sales, U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, Shipments Inventories & Orders, The Beige Book (Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District), Minutes of the Previous Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Testimony by Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, Bank Credit, Selected Interest Rates, Money Stock Data, Aggregate Reserves, Factors Affecting Reserves, Consumer Credit Report, Foreign Exchange Rates, Monthly Foreign Exchange Rates, State and Local Government Bond Rates, Treasury Rate Quotations, Holdings of Treasury Securities in Stripped Form, Daily Treasury Statement, Treasury Yield Curve Rates, Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Productivity and Cost, Industrial Production & Capacity Utilization, Business and Investment Plans, Gross Product by Industry, The Employment Situation, Local Area Unemployment, and Gross State Product.

StatBase (United Kingdom)
Many datasets may be downloaded. StatBase has been set up to provide access to a comprehensive set of key statistics drawn from the whole range of official United Kingdom government datasets. Topics covered include population, income, balance of payments, birth and death rates, consumer expenditure, marriage and divorce rates, economic activity, employment and unemployment, education and training, road accidents, household income and expenditure, gross domestic product, housing, livestock, labour market, international migration, criminal offences, national lottery, recycling of waste, atmospheric and water pollution, drug seizures, and various other social statistics.

State Institute of Statistics (SIS), Prime Ministry (Republic of Turkey)
T.C Basbakanlik Devlet Istatistik Enstitusu
Publications Communications and Public Relations Division
Necatibey Cad. No: 114
06100 Ankara, Turkey
voice: 90 312 418 50 27
FAX: 90 312 417 04 32
The State Institute of Statistics (SIS) is a technical and scientific institute which produces publications to fulfill Turkey's information needs on social, economic, and cultural subjects. The main function of SIS is to comprehensively determine information needs, collect and compile data, and finally, to present information to its users according to the highest international standards. Data are available on diskette and magnetic tape. Some data are available on the Web site.

State of the Cities Data Systems
http://io.aspensys.com/socds/socds_home.htm
State of the Cities Data Systems The SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs.
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The State of the Nation's Cities: A Comprehensive Database on American Cities and Suburbs (Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University)
As part of a contribution to the United Nations' Habitat II conference in Istanbul in June 1996, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) contracted with the Center for Urban Policy Research to assemble a comprehensive database on 77 American cities and suburbs. As of January 19, 1998 Version 2.2a of the database brings together over 3,000 variables from a wide variety of sources, allowing easy comparability of indicators on employment and economic development, demographic measures, housing and land use, income and poverty, fiscal conditions, and a host of other health, social, and environmental indicators. Data files are available for download in several formats (Tab-delimited ASCII, SPSS portable file, Excel, and SAS). This is a very rich dataset. Examples of variables:
    AFDC
    AIDS
    Birth rates
    Building permits by type
    Dissimilarity index: White/Black
    Hispanic population
    Homeless population
    Household expenditures by type
    Median family income
    Migration 1965-70
    Persons in poverty
    Pollution released by manufacturing firms
    Presidential vote total
    Roadway congestion index
    Unemployment rate
    Urban Stress Index
    Workers driving to work alone
Also see our local copy of a complete list of variables (160K).

The Statistical Assessment Service
The Statistical Assessment Service looks at the way that statistical and quantitative information and research are presented by the media, and works with journalists to help them convey this material more accurately and effectively. The Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) is a nonpartisan, non-profit research organization in Washington, D.C. STATS is devoted to the accurate use of statistical and quantitative information in public policy debate. STATS serves as a resource for journalists by providing timely and well-researched analysis of current statistical disputes. Since STATS seeks to weed out bad data before it enters the media stream, we periodically fax out same-day statistical methodological analyses of breaking news stories.

Statistical Reference Datasets (The National Institute of Standards and Technology)
http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/strd/
The Statistical Reference Dataset pages are intended to complement the testing of statistical software by providing datasets and corresponding "certified values" of statistical parameters which are commonly estimated by software packages. This site provides datasets which you may download and, using the particular statistical model provided, analyze the data with your software and compare your results with the "certified values." Several datasets are available for each of several statistical methods. The datasets are roughly graded according to difficulty. Information for each dataset includes: dataset information, statistical model, methodology, graphical display of the data (where appropriate), certified results, and the data file. The data files are in ASCII format. In response to industrial concerns about the numerical accuracy of computations from statistical software, the Statistical Engineering and Mathematical and Computational Sciences Divisions of NIST's (The National Institute of Standards and Technology) Information Technology Laboratory are providing datasets with certified values for a variety of statistical methods. Currently datasets and certified values are provided for assessing the accuracy of software for univariate statistics, linear regression, nonlinear regression, and analysis of variance. The collection includes both generated and "real-world" data of varying levels of difficulty. Generated datasets are designed to challenge specific computations. These include the classic Wampler datasets for testing linear regression algorithms and the Simon & Lesage datasets for testing analysis of variance algorithms. Real-world data include challenging datasets such as the Longley data for linear regression, and more benign datasets such as the Daniel & Wood data for nonlinear regression. Certified values are "best-available" solutions. The certification procedure is described in the web pages for each statistical method.

Statistical Tables on Education (UNESCO)
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation provides tables of data for countries of the world. Topics of tables include: population, area, density, illiteracy, teaching staff, enrollment levels, public expenditures on education, teacher training, and more.

Statistical Yearbook of Norway 1996 ()Statistics Norway)
All the tables and figures are available on Internet. The tables are also avilable in spreadsheet-formate (Excel), for downloading and further analysis on your own computer. The Statistical Yearbook of Norway 1996 contains summary information on developments in most areas of Norwegian society in recent years. The yearbook also contains main figures from other countries selected from international statistics. With the help of 546 tables and 57 figures, Statistics Norway presents a cross-section of these developments in a form most people can use. Topics include: Environment; Population; Health and social conditions; Education; Personal economy and housing conditions; Labour market; Recreational, cultural and sporting activities; Prices and indices; National economy and external trade; Industrial activities; Financial markets; Public sector; Svalbard; and International tables.

Statistics Finland
Statistics Finland is the main centre for statistical information in Finland, producing twothirds of all government statistics in the country. All in all there are some 30 organizations in Finland that produce official statistics. This site includes Frequently Asked Statistics for economics, labour, population, and more; information about publications and electronic products; and more.

Statistics Netherlands
Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek
Afdeling Verkoop
Kamer J116
Postbus 4481
6401 CZ Heerlen
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (45) 5 70 79 70
Fax: +31 (45) 5 70 62 68
E-mail: verkoop@cbs.nl
Statistics Netherlands is the Central Bureau of Statistics of the Netherlands. Statistics Netherlands collects, processes and analyses data. Then it publishes the statistical results. The data come from people or organisations (companies, institutes). With the present statistical methods and techniques, often only a limited group (sample) needs to supply information to Statistics Netherlands. Some data are available online; see The year in figures page.

Statistics Norway
Statistics Norway was established in 1876 and has since been Norway's central institution for producing official statistics, playing and important role in Norwegian society. Through collection, processing and dissemination of statistics and analyses, Statistics Norway contributes to ensure that public planning and social management are based on the best possible factual basis, strengthen and develop democracy, and improve the functioning of business. The Web-server of Statistics Norway presents press releases and extracts from Ukens statistikk (The Weekly Bulletin of Statistics) and other publications. These articles will often contain graphs and/or tables. Articles form Ukens statistikk are released every Thursday morning, press releases are published daily. These presentations are put in chronological order under News. There is also a list of statistics by subjects and a link to the Statistical Yearbook of Norway.

Statistics UCLA, Data Archive (University of California, Los Angeles)
This site includes some data as well as pointers to Data Archives and other collections of data. Data included here include data from textbooks and data from case studies. Case studies include: Stock Prices, Breast Cancer Research, Effect of Fitness Program, Water Use in Los Angeles, Oral Hygiene in the ICS-II project, Effect of Exercise on Heart Disease, National Assessment of Educational Progress, The London Underground, Suicides of Women and Men, Temperature in San Francisco, Lead Intake, Voting for Johnson, Salaries of Yale Men, K-Mart Cookie Sales, Skeleton Differences between Tribes, Advertising for Detergents, Did Mendel Fudge his Data, Rainfall in the United Kingdom, Jury selection in Alameda County, Racial Bias in Jury Selection: Swain vs Alabama, Gender Bias in Jury Selection: The Case of Dr. Spock, The ELISA test for the AIDS Virus, School Careers in the Netherlands in 1959, The Northridge Earthquake of January 1994, and more.

StatLib---Datasets Archive (Carnegie Mellon University)
StatLib is a system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information. Datasets here are contributed for instructional use and include a wide variety of biological, atmospheric, social and political data collected by surveys and with other methods. Includes cross-sectional data and time series data. Examples of data: data from a number of statistics textbooks; radiation data from a balloon; the salaries of North American Major League Baseball players; The Boston house-price data of Harrison, D. and Rubinfeld, D.L.; Data on mpg, cylinders, displacement, etc. (8 variables) for 406 different cars; data on tree growth; annual homicides in Detroit, 1961-73; Time series of monthly flows for the Fraser River at Hope, B.C; data taken from the Places Rated Almanac; etc.

StatsCan Online (Statistics Canada)
A subscription service that provides access to a growing number of Statistics Canada databases. Currently CANSIM, The Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database, InfoHort (the horticulture statistics database)and The Daily, which supplies highlights and summary trend analysis for newly released statistics each working day are include.

Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics (The MIT Press)
The MIT Press and the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics began publishing this electronic journal in 1996. The journal is a peer-reviewed, copyrighted, fee-based, quarterly periodical hosted entirely on the Internet. SNDE publishes original theoretical and empirical manuscripts, replication studies, computer algorithms, and data sets.

Subject Listing for Statistics and Economic Data
http://www.bized.ac.uk/roads/htdocs/subject-listing/Default/mathstat.html
Part of the Biz/ed Internet Catalogue. Provides short descriptions and links to dozens of sources of data including many national statistical offices. Included: Asia Information Project, Asian Demographics, Bank of Japan World Wide Web Site, Bank of Montreal; Economic Research and Analysis, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, Central Statistical Service (South Africa), Centre for Economic Forecasting, London Business School, Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution (ELSE), Data Archive (UK), econometric-research mailing list, Economic Policy Institute (US), ECU Yield Curve Weekly Report, ESRC Econometric Study Group, ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change, EUROSTAT, FAOSTAT Statistics Database, Game Theory and Experimental Economics, GLOCOM Economic Digest, HyperStat Online by David M. Lane, International Data Base, Journal of Empirical Finance, Kenya Fact Book, MBendi Information for Africa, Ministry of Economy, Public Works and Services, Argentina, Multilevel Models Project, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, New Zealand Treasury, Office for National Statistics (UK), Oxford Economic Forecasting Ltd (UK), and World Tourism Organization.

Survey of Consumer Finances (U.S. Federal Reserve Board)
http://www.bog.frb.fed.us/pubs/oss/oss2/scfindex.html
The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is a triennial survey of the balance sheet, pension, income, and other demographic characteristics of U.S. families. The survey also gathers information on use of financial institutions. The links to the surveys from 1983 to 1995 provide summary results of the surveys, codebooks and related documentation, and full public data sets. Also included here are the data and related information from the 1962 Survey of Financial Characteristics of Consumers and the 1963 Survey of Changes in Family Finances. These surveys are the most direct precursors of the Survey of Consumer Finances. Similar information on the 1983 and 1989 Surveys of Pension Providers is provided as well.

Survey of Current Business (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)
http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/pubs.htm
The Survey of Current Business is BEA's monthly journal, containing estimates and analyses of U.S. economic activity. Most of BEA's work is presented in the Survey, either in full or in summary form.

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (Quantum Research Corporation)
The National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (Graduate Student Survey) collects data annually on degree-seeking graduate students enrolled at the nation's universities and colleges. Available here: documentation, data, publications and more. This document was created by Quantum Research Corporation of Bethesda, MD for the National Science Foundation's Division of Science Resources Studies, January 1995.

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) (U.S. Census Bureau)
This is the "home page" for SIPP at the US Census Bureau. It includes an Overview, History and Concepts, and Methodology. In addition, some documentation is available for: Core Content, Topical Module, and Longitudinal. Additional links for Data Access, Data Applications, Publications & Analyses, and "What's New" are provided here as well as a way to search across documentation.

The purpose of SIPP is: "To collect source and amount of income, labor force information, program participation and eligibility data, and general demographic characteristics to measure the effectiveness of existing Federal, state, and local programs; to estimate future costs and coverage for government programs such as food stamps; and to provide improved statistics on the distribution of income in the Nation. " The survey design is a continuous series of national panels, with sample size ranging from approximately 14,000 to 36,700 interviewed households. The duration of each panel ranges from 2 1/2 years to 4 years. The SIPP sample is a multistage-stratified sample of the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population. For the 1984-1993 Panels, a new panel of households was introduced each year in February. A new 4-year 1996 Panel was introduced in April 1996.

SURVEY OF MARKET ABSORPTION: FOURTH QUARTER 1996 -
Data concerning the rate at which privately financed, unfurnished, nonsubsidized units in buildings with five or more units are rented or sold (absorbed). In addition, data on characteristics of the units, such as number of bedrooms and rent or price, are collected - http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/soma.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

Sutton Index of Deaths (Malcolm Sutton and CAIN)
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/sutton/
Contains information on the more than 3000 deaths which are directly linked to the conflict in Northern Ireland, and which occurred between 14 July 1969 and 31st December 1998. The site includes a chronological listing of deaths (years 1969 to 1998), an alphabetical listing of deaths (surnames A to Y), a search page (name search, date search, and text / key word search), and Statistical tables. There are pre-made basic tabulations (tables) of each variable and crosstabulations (two-way tables) of key variables. In addition, you may select variables and create your own crosstabulation of two variables. The information has been provided by Malcolm Sutton and is an updated and revised version of the material that was first published in his 1994 book Bear in mind these dead ... An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland 1969-1993 Belfast: Beyond the Pale Publications ISBN 0-9514229-4-4 (Out of print). The research is presented as factually as possible. The data include the date of death of the victim, the name of the deceased, his or her age, their status in relation to the conflict, which organisation killed them, and a brief description of the circumstances of their death. CAIN(Conflict Archive on the INternet) is an Internet site devoted to providing a wide range of information and source material on the Northern Ireland conflict from 1968 to the present. The site also contains information on Northern Ireland society and politics in the region.

TECH TALK: ELECTRONIC DATA PRODUCT SUPPORT
Make sure to stop by TECH TALK: ELECTRONIC DATA PRODUCT SUPPORT, a clearinghouse for product information and related technical assistance now available on line at < http://tier2.census.gov/techtalk.htm >. You can download CD-ROM software updates and learn about products on numerous topics from agriculture to USA Counties. The site also includes software downloads and user notes on products such as the County & City Data Book, Subject Summary Tape Files and the TIGER/Census Tract Street Index.
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

Time Series Data Library(Rob Hyndman)
http://www-personal.buseco.monash.edu.au/~hyndman/TSDL/
This is a collection of over 500 time series that may be freely copied and used, provided this source is clearly acknowledged. The time series are organized by subject including: Agriculture, Chemistry, Crime, Demography, Ecology, Economics & Finance, Health, Hydrology & Meteorology, Industry, Miscellaneous, Physics, Production, Sales, Simulated series, Sport, Transport & Tourism, and Tree-rings.

Tracking the Economy (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
Economic Indicators for the 9th district including data by industry, manufactured exports and more. U.S. Indicators include the "Beige Book" report on national economic conditions, interest and exchange rates, Federal Reserve Board Statistical Releases, and National Economic Data , interest and exchange rates, treasure auction results, discount rate, and more.

Trade Data OnLine (Industry Canada: Strategis)
Trade Data OnLine is one part of Strategis a web site of the Canadian government office Industry Canada; it provides business and industry information. Trade Data OnLine is a product designed to facilitate access to Canadian and U.S. trade statistics primilarily for the benefit of the Canadian business community. Aggregate trade data are presented here in cooperation with: Statistics Canada and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Trade Data Online provides information on the value of imports and domestic exports - in terms of dollars or percentages - from/to over 200 countries for over 5,000 commodities (by HS6 codes) and over 500 industries (by Canadian and U.S. SIC codes). The information is presented to you in report and/or graphic format, and can be printed or copied to a text file through your browser. If you are not very familiar with the HS and/or SIC classifications, a built- in thesaurus helps you locate pertinent codes through a keyword search mechanism that uses simple logical operators such as AND, OR and NOT for refinement of results. Industry Canada is a Canadian government office. The site describes itself: "We are making the information resources of Industry Canada available to you. As the federal government's economic flagship department, we are committed to business and we dedicate ourselves to the success of all Canadian businesses at home and abroad. With our partners in the private sector and other economic departments in federal and provincial governments, we have developed Strategis."

Treasury Bulletin
The current issue of the Treasury Bulletin, issued quarterly by the Financial Management Service of the US Department of the Treasury, contains a mix of narrative, tables, and charts on Treasury issues, Federal financial operations, international statistics, and special reports such as Liabilities and Other Financial commitments of the U.S. Government, and the U.S. Currency and Coin Outstanding and in Circulation. There is a brief table of contents that links to PDF documents for each section, article, or part.

TRUCK TRAILERS: JANUARY 1997 - M37L(97)-1-
Detailed product data for the current and previous month include quantity and value of shipments of truck trailers. The reports also contain a table comparing domestic output, exports, and imports of truck trailers - http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/industry/m37l9701.txt
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

U. S. Population Projections (U.S. Census Bureau)
The Census Bureau produces population projections for the nation and for each state. Both national and state projections present population by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. The Census Bureau issues new population projections every two years.

U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (US) Data Page
U.S. Department of Labor
GAO Building, 441 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20212
BLS is the principal data gathering agency of the U.S. federal government in the broad field of labor economics. It derives its data from voluntary responses to surveys of businesses and households conducted by BLS staff, by the Bureau of the Census (on a contract basis), or in conjunction with state and federal agencies. Data series are available in machine-readable form directly from BLS.

The BLS web site includes Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey, Nonfarm Payroll Statistics from the Current Employment Statistics, National Employment, Hours, and Earnings, State and Area Employment, Hours, and Earnings, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Geographic Profile, Consumer Price Index, Consumer Price Index, Department Store Inventory Price Index, Producer Price Index, Producer Price Index, International Price Index, Special Export Comparison Index, Compensation & Working Conditions, Developments in Labor-Management Relations, Collective Bargaining Agreements, Collective Bargaining Agreements, Work Stoppage Data, Employee Benefits Survey, Employment Cost Index, Safety and Health Statistics, Occupational Injury and Illness Rates (1987 SIC Codes), Quarterly Labor Productivity, Industry Labor Productivity Index, Federal Government Productivity Index, International Labor Statistics. Also includes "Economy at a Glance," news releases, and more. There is also a direct link to the time series gopher site.

U.S Office of Trade and Economic Analysis
Data here include excerpts from the US Industrial Outlook, US Foreign Trade Highlights, State export data, Metropolitan Area Exports, and more.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20230
(202) 523-0777
BEA measures and analyzes U.S. economic activity. Its electronic products include computer tapes, diskettes, CD-ROMs, and the Economic Bulletin Board. Its Catalog of Products includes ordering information for all BEA products.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (US), Most Requested Series
Most Requested Series is a form-based application which allows you to quickly obtain BLS timeseries data by selecting from lists of the most commonly requested timeseries from various surveys, programs, BLS Regional offices, and BLS overall. Within each list, you can select any one or all of the timeseries shown and choose desired date ranges and output options prior to executing the query. Includes labor force, employment and unemployment, price indexes, international price indexes, compensation and working conditions, and productivity and technology.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (US), Selective Acess
Selective Access is a form-based query application which allows you to obtain BLS timeseries data based on a query you formulate and execute. In formulating your query, you select on various survey-specific field values to narrow your query down to your final selections which you then submit along with a specified set of date ranges and output options. Series included in Selective Access: Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey, Nonfarm Payroll Statistics from the Current Employment Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Consumer Price Indexes, Producer Price Indexes, International Price Indexes, Consumer Expenditure Survey, and additional series under the headings "Compensation & Working Conditions" and "Productivity & Technology."

U.S. Cost-of-Living Comparisons For 399 U.S. Job Markets (Data Masters)
The data presented here was researched and compiled by Dowden & Co. Founded in 1963, Dowden specializes in providing employers, professional-level job candidates and others with comparative national, regional and local compensation data guidelines. The firm's annual surveys have served as reference points in every major professional discipline and industry group including engineering, computer, accounting, human resources, health care, retail and food. These surveys regularly generate national news coverage in major business and professional media.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economics and Statistics System Data Sets (Mann Library, Cornell University )
The USDA Economics and Statistics System contains nearly 300 reports and datasets from the economics agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics. The reports are text files that contain time-sensitive information. Most data sets are in spreadsheet format and include time-series data that are updated yearly. Data include: Crops; Farm Sector Economics; Food; General Interest; Inputs; International Agriculture; Land, Water, and Conservation; Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry; Rural Affairs; Specialty Agriculture; Trade. Examples of files: USDA Historical Budget Outlays, Acid Rain in the Northeastern United States, Changes in Food Consumption and Expenditures, World Red Meat and Poultry Consumption, 1975-1991, and much more.

U.S. Industrial Outlook (U.S. Office of Trade and Economic Analysis)
A selected group of trends tables published in the 1995 Statistical Abstract of the United States are reproduced here. Presents statistics for major manufacturing groups and selected products. The 199 industries covered were among those featured in the U.S. Industrial Outlook published by the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) for many years. The 1994 edition of the U.S. Industrial Outlook was the last volume published in that series of publications. The 92 tables here combine industry and product shipments data from the 1992 Census of Manufactures and estimates for 1993 and 1994 by ITA's analysts. The estimates were prepared in the spring of 1995 prior to the release of 1993 Annual Survey of Manufactures results. The tables also contain employment, wages capital expenditures, import and export data.

U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES, DECEMBER 1996 -
Information includes a press release, supplemental tables, and top 10 trading partners of the United States; U.S. trade figures and other detailed import and export trade figures for December, compared with November 1996 and December 1995; also cumulative year to date - http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES, NOVEMBER 1996 -
Includes press release, supplemental tables, and top 10 trading partners of the United States; U.S. trade figures and other detailed import and export trade figures for November, compared with October 1996 and November 1995; also, cumulative year to date - http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0013 - Jan. 27, 1997)

U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES: JANUARY 1997 - U.S
. trade figures and other detailed import and export trade figures on a monthly basis including goods and services, goods by category, goods by geographic area. The balance of trade figures, along with other various detailed foreign trade data, are released about 45 days after the statistical month covered - http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/ustrade.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

U.S. National Debt Clocks
This page has links to other pages that track the U.S. National Debt. Most of these give you a very current figure, but no historical data.

U.S. National Institutes of Health
NIH maintains an Online Data page with links to SEER Incidence Data, Population Data for the SEER Registries, and United States Population Data - County level populations for each state in the U.S. by year, 1973-1993. A file containing total United States populations is also available. Includes links to 24 separate Institutes, Centers, and Divisions. The NIH is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Also see the Publications & published data bases available on this web site - alphabetical list page and try the Search engine.

U.S. National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
National Technical Information Service
Technology Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Springfield, VA 22161
703-487-4650
NTIS is the official resource for government-sponsored U.S. and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information. The NTIS Collection of more than 2.7 million titles includes information in the areas of business and management studies, international marketing reports, materials and chemical science data, technology innovations, and training tools. Information is available in various formats including printed reports, CD-ROMs, computer tapes and diskettes, online, audiocassettes, and videocassettes. NTIS acquires information from more than 200 U.S. government agencies, numerous international government departments and other international organizations including those from Canada, Japan, the former Soviet Union, and Western and former Eastern European countries.

U.S. Social Security Administration PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVER
Data here includes the Annual Data Tables, (tables from the Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin. All data tables are for the period ending December, 1992. A list of some of the tables is available, but at last check the links from the list to the tables were bad. Use the above link directly to the ftp directory, if necessary. It would be best to have a copy of the Social Security Bulletin at hand when visiting this site. Contact: Shirley Queen; Phone Number: (410)965-0185

U.S.Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
Official information on agricultural economics. Online information includes reports and documents, a Catalog of electronic products, US State Fact Sheets, US Economic Typologies, US Farm Sector Income, and more. The State Fact Sheets provide 2 pages of facts for each state and also a summary fact sheet for the United States. Included are data on population, jobs, income and poverty, and farms. The data comes from a variety of sources including the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of the Census, and ERS. The information is updated as new data becomes available.

UCSD Maps and Spatial Data Home Page
contains several different graphic views of the San Diego / Tijuana region.

UK National Digital Archive of Datasets (NDAD) (UK Public Record Office)
http://ndad.ulcc.ac.uk/
The information in this archive is primarily UK government data that has been prepared or stored on computer, along with associated documents which are scanned and stored as both image and text files. Users may now register online and gain immediate access to NDAD datasets. A list of all of the catalogues currently available in the NDAD collection is available ( http://ndad.ulcc.ac.uk/lists/dept.htm). The Administrative History for each department provides information on the history of the department concerned and will help you to find out how and why the datasets came to be created, and what was done with the information. A variety of finding aids and searches help you navigate the site.

UKBORDERS (Edinburgh University Data Library (Scotland))
Academic staff and students at UK higher education and research institutions may make use of the most comprehensive set of UK boundary data as yet assembled. These are particularly well-suited to computer-aided mapping of the small area statistics from the 1991 Population Census but will have many other uses also. As well as allowing users to map 1991 Census data systematically at any scale from small area to the whole country, the DBD can be used to design new zones from the small area building blocks and to integrate census data fully in geographical information systems.

ULYSSES: Microdata for the US (1970-1990) and China (1982) (CIESIN)
Ulysses provides fast cross-tabulations of socioeconomic data on individuals and households from microdata from the United States and China. It contains the United States census 1% Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) from 1970, 1980 and 1990. The PUMS files contain more than 100 data items about households and more than 100 data items about persons. The 1990 1% PUMS contains more than one million household records and more than 2.5 million person records. The PUMS data dictionary is also online. Ulysses also accesses data from the 1982 China census which contains 25 data items and more than ten million person records. Ulysses allows you to choose records from national census data, and compute statistical information from the selected records. Ulysses can deliver tabulated results from gigabyte-sized datasets in seconds. Ulysses generates frequencies, means, summary percentages and standard deviations. Distinguishing features of Ulysses include:

    * interactive keyword searching of data dictionaries;
    * recoding of variables;
    * selection of records using complex AND-OR criteria.

Access is available by public login: telnet to ulysses.ciesin.org (160.39.8.201) and login as: ulysses.
Immediately after login, you will be prompted to enter your terminal type. Either press 'enter' if the terminal type identified by Ulysses is correct, or type in your terminal type (e.g. vt100, xterm, etc.). Next, you will be shown a disclaimer and conditions of use screen. You'll be asked to read the conditions of use, and prompted to enter your email address to signify that you agree to the conditions of use. You will find online help available on all screens as you develop query statements in Ulysses. A Guide to Ulysses is available. A preliminary manual for the cross-tabulation engine is available as a postscript file in ftp.ciesin.org:/pub/data/ulysses

UNICEF Statistics
Data from a wide variety of sources. You can view tables or map, or download the database. Data include: Gross national product, Total fertility rate, Infant mortality rate, Under-five mortality rate, Maternal mortality rate, Adult literacy rate, Children reaching grade 5 of primary school, breast-feeding, vaccinations against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus.

Uniform Crime Report (U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation)
The FBI Uniform Crime Reports and other data are available here.

Uniform Crime Reports, 1990-1993 (U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation)
The FBI data here consist of four county-level data files: three provide data on arrests for "part I and part II" crimes (see below) and one provides data on reported part I offenses. You can create a subset of data and see simple tables on screen using the utilities at this site.
Part I offenses: murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft, and arson.
Part II offenses: forgery, fraud, embezzlement, vandalism, weapons violations, sex offenses, drug and alcohol abuse violations, gambling, vagrancy, curfew violations, and runaways. Data were collected by the United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). The interface here is provided by the University of Virginia.

United Nations International Trade Information System (It-Is) (Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade)
Extract and report international trade data. Information is available for 42 of the world's largest trading nations. These nations' trade with all other nations can be assessed for more than 1200 SITC product categories at varying levels of specificity. Data in ITIS have been provided by the Statistical Division of the United Nations Secretariat (UNSTAT) and comprise a subset of the United Nations trade statistics database (COMTRADE).

United Nations Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (United Nations Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis, Statistics Division)
The purpose of this publication is to present current monthly economic statistics for most of the countries and areas of the world. In addition, each month a different selection of special tables is presented showing annual and/or quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic long-term trends and developments. Many of these special tables are also reproduced in the United Nations Statistical Yearbook. It is, however, considered useful to publish these data in the Bulletin as soon as they become available so that readers may have immediate access to the most current international statistical information. Data available includes: Unemployment, Consumer price index, Industrial production index, Crude petroleum production, Petroleum products (quarterly), Coal production, Natural gas production, Electricity production, Construction of new buildings (quarterly), Interest rates, Government bonds--yields of long term bonds, Discount rates of central banks, Money market rates, imports and exports, Exchange rates, Retail price indexes , Civil aviation traffic, and Population. MBS Online is a subscription-based statistics retrieval service. This service is free of charge during the initial trial period but you must register to use it.

United Nations Trade Statistics (International Trade Centre UNCTAD-GATT (ITC)) (gopher)
Data here is a subset of the COMTRADE data bank. The COMTRADE data bank contains all import and export statistics available since 1962. About 100 countries are supplying their updated trade statistics, based on the SITC (first revision), some of them within a relatively rapid delivery period (about 50 within a year, 70 within two years). Data here are created by screening programmes that extract data for all or selected countries contained in the data base with a view to determine the largest and most dynamic import or export countries for selected products (SITC Rev.3 product groups). The screening tables available under INTERNET trace only total imports or exports by countries for all product groups (3 digits level) of the Standard International Trade Classification Revision 3. A copy of the Standard International Trade Classification Revision 3 is also available here.

United Nations World Population Estimates and Projections (gopher)
Includeds: Population for Countries of the World: 1994; Historical World Population Growth; World Population Milestones; World Urbanization Prospects: The 1994 Revision; South to North Migration Flows, 1960-1989; Impact of AIDS in Africa; New Fertility Declines in Sub-Saharan Africa & South-Central Asia; The Demography of Countries With Economies in Transition; Age-Specific Fertility Rates For Major Areas & Regions, 1990-1995; Child Mortality Estimates, 1990-1995; and World Abortion Policies, 1994. A description of the data is also available.

United States Historical State and County Census Data for the Years 1790-1860 (The Instructional Computing Group, FAS Computer Services, Harvard University)
http://icg.fas.harvard.edu/~hist1651/census/index.shtml
The data here describe the people and economy of the United States between 1790 and 1860. Data are available for any county in most states during this time period. This site is made available with the cooperation and consent of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The data displayed here were inititally created by ICPSR. DATA ON THIS SERVER ARE AVAILABLE FOR BROWSING AND EXAMINATION, BUT MAY NOT BE DOWNLOADED.

Urban Information Center (University of Missiouri -- St. Louis)
As a core group agency within the Missouri State Census Data Center (MSCDC) the UIC takes primary responsibility for building and maintaining a public archive of several thousand data files and related software and metadata. The archive is currently over 30 gigabytes and includes one of the most extensive collections of U.S. decennial census data in the country. While a few of the data series are limited to the St. Louis metro area, most of them cover at least the states of Missouri and Illinois, and in many cases the entire United States. Another UIC specialty is the application of GIS technology to analyze and display spatial data. The UIC has been a pioneer in the processing of DIME and TIGER geographic base files. While they now use a desktop GIF (Atlas*GIS) to do most of their data mapping, the UIC still does a lot of their geo-spatial analysis work in SAS using their own programs. The center has a wealth of data available online as well as meta-data (codebooks, data dictionaries) and SAS code. Much of the data available here is in tables. John Blodgett is the Manager of the Urban Information Center.

US Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Also known as the "NBER Official Business Cycle Dates," this table, from the Survey of Current Business, October 1994, gives reference dates for troughs and peaks of business cycles and the duration in months of each. In effect it is a table of dates of recessions and depressions in the United States. NBER says: "The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) does not define a recession in terms of two consecutive quarters of decline in real GNP. Rather, a recession is a recurring period of decline in total output, income, employment, and trade, usually lasting from six months to a year, and marked by widespread contractions in many sectors of the economy. A growth recession is a recurring period of slow growth in total output, income, employment, and trade, usually lasting a year or more. A growth recession may encompass a recession, in which case the slowdown usually begins before the recession starts, but ends at about the same time. Slowdowns also may occur without recession, in which case the economy continues to grow, but at a pace significantly below its long-run growth rate. A depression is a recession that is major in both scale and duration. Further discussion of these concepts can be found in the NBER book, Business Cycles, Inflation and Forecasting, 2nd edition, 1983, Ballinger Publishing Co., (Cambridge, MA)." Also, "The determination that the last recession ended in March 1991 is the most recent decision of the Business Cycle Dating Committee."

US County Population Trends (Missouri State Census Data Center)
A series of population trend reports (1960-1994) for all U.S. counties and county equivalents. There is a 1-page report for each county. Includes net change, percent. change, migration, natural increase and total population for the end of each period.

US Gold Prices, 1792-1997 (annual) (Global Financial Data)
These prices are taken from George F. Warren and Frank A. Pearson, World Prices and the Building Industry, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1937 for the period 1792 through 1933 and from the Commodity Research Bureau, Commodity Yearbook, Chicago: CRB since 1933.

US Internal Revenue Service, Tax Stats
Here is a wealth of information about the financial composition of individuals, business taxpayers, tax exempt organizations and more. These data have been sampled from all kinds of returns and sorted in lots of interesting ways. The Statistics of Income program produces data files compiled from tax and information returns filed with the IRS. Data here includes SOI program data as well as files from other IRS sources. Categories include: Individuals, Corporations, Partnerships, Exempt, Estates/Wealth, International, Sole Proprietorships, and Excise Taxes. Most of the files here are stored in a DOS binary compressed self-extracting archive format. Somer are evidently in Microsoft MS World for Windows format. There is also a full FTP site for IRS Statistics of Income Publications available from FedWorld Information Network, updated each morning.

US STF3a Census Data (CIESIN)
ftp://ftp.ciesin.org/pub/census/usa/stf/
The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network. The 1990 STF3A US Census data are available here in SAS transport format files. The STF3A data were transformed from the cdrom Dbase format into state level SAS datasets and in subsections by state. Thus if you need all tracts for a state you grab one file, if you need only tabulated blockgroups (090) you grab another. All variables are formatted and labeled. These datasets use the naming conventions used by the State Data Center of Missouri. Variable lists and SAS programs are provided to open these files and recreate the formats. Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network makes these data available here as part of their demographic data.

USA Counties (Oregon State University)
You can get a summary table for any county in the nation. Table includes population, housing, education, income, poverty, labor, federal funds, and private nonfarm establishments. This is one of several databases available as part of the Government Information Sharing Project.

User's Guide to Online Census Data on the Web (UCLA)
The University of California, Los Angeles, Office of Academic Computing provides online access to the 1980 and 1990 U.S. Census data via a customized interface that utilizes DB2, IBM's relational database management system, and the SAS system. The ease of access to online data not only reduces the costs of data extraction, but frees researchers' valued time to concentrate on the actual analyses rather than the mechanics of accessing data. Census data available includes: 1990 U.S. PUMS 5% (All States), 1980 California PUMS 5%, 1990 California STF3A, 1990 California STF3B, 1980 California STF3A. This service is available to UCSD students and faculty as well as UCLA students; please contact the UCSD Social Sciences Computing Facility for more information on UCSD access.

to this facility is also available to other UC campuses; To inquire about a userid call the User Relations office at 310 (82)5-7548 or apply in person at 4302 MSA between 8am and 5pm Monday though Friday.

For persons interested in using the online census who are not affiliated with the University of California, accounts can be set up for census use on a recharge basis. For more information, call 310 (82)5-7548.

VALUE OF NEW CONSTRUCTION PUT IN PLACE -
Estimates of new construction put in place during December 1996 at a seasonally adjusted rate compared with November 1996 and December 1995; for year to date compared to same period in 1995. Also shows preliminary estimates for 1996 by type of construction - http://www.census.gov/const/www/c30index.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0014 - Feb. 10, 1997)

VALUE OF NEW CONSTRUCTION PUT IN PLACE, DECEMBER 1996 -
Estimates for the United States of the value of total new construction put in place by type of construction (residential, nonresidential, public utility, public buildings, and the like) and by type of owner (private, State or local, or Federal government). Seasonally adjusted annual rates in current and constant dollars and some comparative data for earlier years are also shown - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0015 - Feb. 24, 1997)

VALUE OF NEW CONSTRUCTION PUT IN PLACE: JANUARY 1997 -
Estimates for the United States of the value of total new construction put in place by type of construction (residential, nonresidential, public utility, public buildings, and the like) and by type of owner (private, State or local, or Federal government). Seasonally adjusted annual rates in current and constant dollars and some comparative data for earlier years are also shown - pdf format - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/new-stat.html
(Announcement from Census I-Net Bulletin No. 0017 - Mar. 24, 1997)

The WHO Statistical Information System (World Health Organization)
The purpose of this WHOSIS website (WHO Statistical Information System) is to describe - and to the extent possible provide access to - statistical and epidemiological data and information presently available from the World Health Organization and elsewhere in electronic or other forms. Most WHO technical programmes make information available to the public. The WHOSIS allows the user to search by keywords through the entire WHO website, and globally throughout the WWW. Data available here include: Health-For-All Global Indicators, Global Health Situation and Projections-Estimates, The Mortality Database, The Weekly Epidemiological Record, Malaria Information, EPI Information System: Coverage, EPI Information System: Incidence, AIDS Reporting, by Region, European Health-for-All Statistical Database, Demographic and Health Surveys, Veterinary Public Health Information, and WHO Global Database on Child Growth. You will find first a description of a study's contents and then either 1) the data will be presented on the screen, 2) you will have the opportunity to download a zipped file to be expanded and run locally, or 3) you will be given the coordinates (e-mail address, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, etc.) to contact the person(s) responsible for each database. Also see the European mirror site.

Wisconsin Children, Incomes, and Program Participation Survey (CHIPPS) of 1985 (Data and Program Library Service (DPLS), University of Wisconsin - Madison.)
CHIPPS is a telephone survey of Wisconsin households conducted by the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) during the summer of 1985 with support from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services. Its purpose was to examine the functioning of the child support system and to assist in development of the Child Support Assurance Program (CSAP).

Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (Data and Program Library Service, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) is a 35-year study of a random sample of 10,317 men and women who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957. Survey data collected from the original respondents or their parents in 1957, 1964, and 1975 provide a full record of social background, youthful aspirations, schooling, military service, family formation, labor market experiences, and social participation. Survey data have been supplemented by mental ability tests (of primary respondents and 2000 of their siblings), measures of school performance, and characteristics of communities of residence, schools and colleges, employers, and industries. The WLS records for primary respondents are also linked to those of three, same-sex high school friends within the study population. In 1977 parallel interview data were obtained from 2000 siblings of the primary respondents.

World Bank, Trends in Developing Economies, 1994
Trends in Developing Economies (TIDE) provides brief reports on most of the World Bank's borrowing countries. This compendium of individual country economic trends complements the World Bank's World Development Report, which looks at major global and regional economic trends and their implications for the future prospects of the developing economies. TIDE digests information from national sources and adds staff commentary to explain recent developments for the benefits of readers who are familiar with macroeconomics but not, perhaps, with every country under review. Internet access to the Trends in Developing Economies, 1994, is being provided as part of a limited-time experiment sponsored by the World Bank and the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). There is also a "dataset guide" for this study.

World Bank, World Tables
World Tables, published annually, provides the most detailed collection of economic data and socioeconomic indicators published by the World Bank. Standardized data presented for numerous inividual countries (161,1994 edition) make this an ideal reference for international comparisons. A Supplement containing revised data is published approximately six months after the main volume. Data are presented as annual times series covering multiple years (1972-1992, 1994 edition), and are presented as Topical Pages or as Country Pages. There is also a "dataset guide" at CIESIN for this study. (Keywords: Agriculture, Balance of Payments, Debt, Economic Statistics, Exports, Foreign Trade, Government finance, Gross Domestic Investment, Gross Domestic Product, Gross Domestic Savings, Gross Domestic Income, Gross Domestic Product, Imports, Industry, Manufactures, Population, Private consumption, Resources. )

World Crime Survey Data (United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network --UNCJIN)
United Nations World Crime Surveys of Crime Trends and Criminal Justice data sets are available from this site. Data are available in ASCII, Lotus 123, and SPSS formats.

World Debt Tables 1996: Extracts (World Bank)
Regional Trends in Debt and Flows. Text, tables, charts and graphs.

World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency)
This report is intended to serve as a convenient reference on military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, and related economic data for 172 countries over the 1984-1994 decade. Include are a set of tables ranking the countries of the world by each variable in 1994 and an essay on recent developments in U.S. arms export control policy. Data are provided in HTML, plain text and PDF formats. Main Statistical Tables are:
  • Military Expenditures, Armed Forces, GNP, Central Government Expenditures, and Population, 1984-1994, By Region, Organization, and Country
  • Arms Transfer Deliveries and Total Trade, 1984-1994, By Region, Organization, and Country
  • Arms Transfer Deliveries, Cumulative 1992-1994, By Major Supplier and Recipient Country
  • Arms Transfer Deliveries and Agreements, 1984-1994, By Supplier and Recipient Region
  • Number of Major Weapons Delivered to Developing Recipients, Cumulative Periods 1983-1985, 1986-1988, 1989-1991, and 1992-1994, By Type and Supplier