Newly Available Integrated Data for Social Scientists, Demographers and Health Researchers
In this day-long two-part workshop, representatives from the
Minnesota Population Center (MPC), the Population Studies Center (PSC)
and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
(ICPSR) will team up to demonstrate the very latest harmonized resources
for social, demographic, and health research.
PSC and ICPSR staff and faculty will demonstrate the
Integrated Fertility Survey Series (IFSS) a new data product funded by a
5-year grant funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes
for Child Health and Human Development. The IFSS is designed to
provide harmonized data files from 10 national surveys of women's union
formation and fertility behavior. The surveys belong to 3 separate
survey series: (1) Growth of American Families (1955, 1960), (2)
National Fertility Survey (1965, 1970) and the (3) National Survey of
Family Growth (1973, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1995, 2002). The presenters
will have harmonized data available to demonstrate the harmonization
method and the delivery method for the data files, and will also
describe their harmonized cross-sectional weights and design components,
which can be applied to analyses across time.
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is one of the world's
leading developers of demographic data resources (including IPUMS-USA,
IPUMS International, IPUMS-CPS, NHGIS, NAPP, and IHIS) . In this
workshop, attendees will learn about the content of the latest MPC data
resources and receive basic information about how to get and use the
data, which are available free over the internet. A special focus of
this workshop will be the MPC's newest project, ATUS-X, which provides
harmonized American Time Use Survey data from 2003 forward on how U.S.
adults divide their time among activities. ATUS-X is an MPC project
conducted in cooperation with researchers at the University of Maryland
Population Research Center.