Seminar "IPUMS-International: big, integrated population microdata for Russia, Europe and the world"
The fourth seminar ‘Modern demography’ was held on the 27th of June, where Robert McCaa, research professor of the Population center of the University of Minnesota, presented an international project IPMUS (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series) – harmonized microdata base of population censuses .
IPUMS is the world's largest database of individual population data, containing samples of individual microdata from the US population censuses (IPUMS-USA) and from other countries (IPUMS-International). IPUMS-USA contains data from all the US censuses being held since 1850 to 2000, except for that of the 1890. IPUMS-International includes the data from 85 countries, 301 censuses, 672 million people. Access to the data base is free of charge.
During his presentation R. McCaa spoke about the IPUMS database and the opportunities it provides. He also highlighted the technical issues related to the registration and data access, requirements for Organisation of requests and variables naming.
All the participants of the seminar received brochures with the information on the database, as well as user manuals in Russian.
Presentation by R. McCaa