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Workshop: Introduction to IPUMS and NHGIS: Analyzing and Mapping Demographic Data

Presenter 1
Katie Genadek
Minnesota Population Center
Presenter 2
David VanRiper
Minnesota Population Center

In this day-long two-part workshop, representatives from the Minnesota Population Center (MPC) will demonstrate the very latest harmonized resources for social, demographic, geographic and health research. The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is one of the world's leading developers of demographic data resources. In this workshop, attendees will learn about the content of the MPC data resources and receive basic information about how to get and use the data, which are available free over the internet. The first part of this workshop will focus on the IPUMS projects, which include census and survey microdata data from over 80 countries. Attendees will download the data over the internet and analyze in a statistical package, and use the online analysis system to perform analyses without a statistical package. The second part of this workshop will focus on the NHGIS, which provides aggregate census data from 1790-present. Attendees will learn how the data are constructed, how to obtain the data, and then they will graph it using GIS.

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