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Population Policy Research & Studies

Selected Resources Available Through the Internet



Introduction


This is a listing with brief descriptions of some of the major Internet sites with information on demographic and population studies. Many of the sites link to yet other sites.

Governmental and International Agencies | 
University Population Study Centers
 | Associations  


Governmental and International Agencies

U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/ The mission of the Census Bureau is “To be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States.” As such, it is the source of a wealth of data ranging from housing to demographic profiles by state. This is a good site to explore to determine its extensive range of possibilities.
Bureau of Labor Statistics http://stats.bls.gov/ The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Data is available ranging from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to national and local unemployment rates.
Current Population Survey (CPS) http://www.bls.census.gov/cps/overmain.htm This is a joint project between the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It 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.
American Housing Survey http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/ahs.html The American Housing Survey (AHS) collects data on the Nation's housing, including apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant housing units, household characteristics, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment and fuels, size of housing unit, and recent movers.
Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) http://www.census.gov/hhes/sippdesc.html The (SIPP) provides a major expansion in the kind and amount of information available to analyze the economic situation of households and persons in the United States.
National Center for Health Statistics http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about.htm NCHS is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency. Since 1960, when the National Office of Vital Statistics and the National Health Survey merged to form NCHS, the agency has provided a wide variety of data with which to monitor the Nation's health. See http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm for the National Health Interview Survey, which is the principal source of information on the health of the civilian non institutionalized population of the United States and is one of the major data collection programs of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). See http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm for the National Health and Nutrition Survey, which collect information about the health and diet of people in the United States.
The Office of Immigration Statistics http://uscis.gov/graphics/shared/statistics/index.htm The Office of Immigration Statistics is a Federal agency within the US Department of Homeland Security. There are links to various statistics on refugees, emigrants, and immigrants.
WHO Statistical Information System (WHOIS) http://www.who.int/whosis/ This is the World Health Organization (WHO) statistical information system that provides health and health-related statistical information from the WHO Global Programme on Evidence for Health Policy, including such information as mortality and life expectancy rates.
UNICEF Monitoring and Statistics http://www.unicef.org/statistics/index.html This organization provides statistical information on the situation of women and children, by country.
International Organization for Migration http://www.iom.int/ As an intergovernmental body, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to encourage humane and orderly migration. This site links to various reports and studies on migration.
 

University Population Study Centers

Australian National University, Demography and Population Studies Program http://demography.anu.edu.au/VirtualLibrary/ This is the site of “The Internet Guide to Demography and Population Studies.” It includes many useful links to data around the world.
Integrated Public Use Microdata Series http://www.ipums.umn.edu/ Hosted by the University of Minnesota Population Center, the IPUMS consists of twenty-five high-precision samples of the American population drawn from thirteen federal censuses. The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series International is a project to create and disseminate an integrated international census database incorporating countries on all the continents.
Penn State Population Research Institute http://www.pop.psu.edu/ The Population Research Institute provides an organizational setting for interdisciplinary population research and training. By clicking on Web Resources in Demography and Related Subjects http://athens.pop.psu.edu/allen/LinksByCat.cfm?SubjectID=6) ,you are linked to numerous websites with information relevant to population studies.
Princeton University Office of Population Research http://opr.princeton.edu/ The Office of Population Research at Princeton University is the oldest population research center in the country. It includes several centers and links to full-texts of working papers
University of Michigan Population Studies Center http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/ This is one of the oldest population centers in the United States. Under library (http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/library/) on its website it has links to numerous population resources
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Population Center http://www.cpc.unc.edu/ The Carolina Population Center (CPC) is a community of scholars associated to promote population research and research training. Under “Population” it has “Populations Links on the Web” and “Population Links Worldwide”
University of Texas Population Research Center http://www.prc.utexas.edu/ The Population Research Center is best known for its work on Latin America, on U.S. minority populations, on health, aging, and mortality, on historical demography, and on families and the early phases in the life course, from childhood to early adulthood. There are various links under “Library Bookmarks” including Population Index. Population Index is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000.
 

Associations

Population Association of America http://www.popassoc.org/ The Population Association of America is a society of professionals working in the population field. PAA members include demographers, sociologists, economists and public health professionals. Its “Links and Announcements” http://www.popassoc.org/links.html include links to documents, databases, and associations.
Population Council http://www.popcouncil.org/about/ar/default.html The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the well being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.
Population Action International http://www.populationaction.org/ is dedicated to advancing policies and programs that slow population growth in order to enhance the quality of life for all people.
Population Research Institute http://www.pop.org/ Founded in 1989, Population Research Institute is “a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to objectively presenting the truth about population-related issues.” Among other activities, it documents human rights abuses done in the name of population control. It provides links to other sites and news briefings.
Population Connection http://www.populationconnection.org/ Population Connection is a national nonprofit organization working to slow population growth and achieve a sustainable balance between the Earth's people and its resources.

 


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