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Demographic and Health Surveys - MeasureDHS
Since 1984, the Measure DHS program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, and nutrition through more than 200 surveys in over 75 developing countries. MEASURE DHS believes that widespread access to survey data by responsible researchers has enormous advantages for the countries concerned and the international community in general. Therefore, MEASURE DHS policy is to release survey data for legitimate research, after the main survey report is published, generally within 12 months after the end of fieldwork. With few limitations these data have been made available for wide use.

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Economic and Social Data Service
ESDS provides access to many health and social science data products, covering many parts of Europe and the U.K. Topics include: child development, morbidity, aging, dental health, health services, biological markers, long term ilness, care givers, cognitive function, public health indicators, mortality, diet and nutrition, patient service use and satisfaction, mental health, substance use, disability, and more.

European Social Survey
The European Social Survey (ESS) is a biennial multi-country survey covering over 30 nations, first fielded in 2002/2003. The ESS gathers data about changing people's social values, cultural norms and behavior patterns, the way in which they differ within and between nations, and the direction and speed at which they are changing. After an initial and simple registration, researchers can do on-line browsing and data analysis.

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FRED® - Federal Reserve Economic Data
FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data) is a database of 19,832 U.S. economic time series data. With FRED® you can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series. FRED® is built by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Topics include banking, consumer price indexes, employment and population, exchange rates, foregin exchange intervention, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), interest rates, moentary aggregates, producer price indexes, reserves and monetray base, U.S. trade and international transactions, U.S. Financial Data, and regional data.

Fertility and Family Surveys (FFS) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
The UNECE undertook this program to document partnership and reproductive behavior changes over much of the world. Co-ordinated by the Population Activities Unit, surveys were conducted in the 1990s in selected member states of the UNECE. Topics include including postponement of, and decline in, first marriage along with the increase in divorce and cohabitation, the postponement of parenthood as well as the increase in extra-marital childbearing and childlessness, plurality of living arrangements and family forms. Standard table data, aggregated by country, are available on-line. These tables include a vast array of data from the FFS questionnaires, and population census, vital registration and/or population registers. Researchers can also apply for access to microdata from the FFS questionniares.

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Integrated Public Use Microdata Series International
IPUMS-International is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. Its goals are to Collect and preserve data and documentation, Harmonize data, Disseminate the data absolutely free! 26 countries · 80 censuses · 202 million person records.

International Archive of Education Data
The International Archive of Education Data acquires, processes, documents, and disseminates 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 (e.g. funding, personnel, teaching resources, facilities, teacher and student preparation), the variety of processes by which teaching and learning occur, and the "outputs" of education (e.g. graduation and matriculation rates, drop-out rates, test scores, job placements, life histories, life assessments).

Intute: Social Sciences, formerly the Social Science Information Gateway - SOSIG
A free online service providing access to the Web resources for education and research, evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists. Includes a considerable amount of European resources.

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Mexico Data Web Project-ARES
The Mexico Data Web Project disseminates public data related to Mexico. ARES (the Archive of of Socioeconomic Statistics) contains socioeconomic data collected at the National, State, Municipal, and Household level, and includes an on-line analysis (via SDA) tool for Mexico Census 2000 data, and US Census 2000 data on Mexican born individuals.

Minorities At Risk - MAR
This project tracks 284 politically-active ethnic groups throughout the world from 1945 to the present -- identifying where they are, what they do, and what happens to them. MAR focuses specifically on ethnopolitical groups, non-state communal groups that have "political significance" in the contemporary world because of their status and political actions. The MAR project has been based at the University of Maryland's Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) since 1988.

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OECD.Stat
OECD.Stat provides access to data and metadata for OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries and selected non-member economies. Here you'll find statistics on agriculture, development, education, environment, technology and more. Made available to UC Berkeley affiliates through a subscription of the Thomas J. Long Business School Library.

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UN Data, A World of Information
UNdata is the United Nations Data Access System which gives access to current, relevant and reliable statistics for free. The service is provided by the United Nations to users of data around the world. It offers single point access to data compiled and produced by United Nations agencies as well as other organizations. UNdata and the UN Common Database (UNCDB) - UNdata is replacing the UNCDB. The new system goes beyond the concept of the UNCDB, starting from the way the data is stored and searched to the data presentation. UNdata will have broader data coverage from various international and national sources. The UNCDB series are currently available through UNdata under the new name "Key indicators".

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World Population Prospects (2008 Revision)
From the UN Population Division, this project provides comprehensive tables of demographic indicators for region, country, and development area for 1950-2050. Largely based on the UN Demographic Yearbook data. You can download data (.CSV format) or display it on screen.

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