This guide helps Intermediate Microeconomics students identify and access the most appropriate research resources in order to find background information and academic research in support of the Research Proposal literature review assignment.
The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) consists of more than fifty high-precision samples of the American population drawn from fifteen federal censuses and from the American Community Surveys of 2000-2010. IPUMS data also includes harmonized income and occupation variables.
"Access to the documentation is freely available without restriction; however, users must apply for access to the data. The application system requires a description of an applicant's proposed research, and asks for the user's institutional affiliation and other information to verify identity. Every application is individually reviewed by project staff. We may ask for additional information if we are uncertain about the suitability of the intended research. Applicants are required to agree to a number of conditions to use the data. Access to the system enables a user to extract data from any country in the database. To apply for access go here."