IPUMS USA Introduces New Feature: Census Editing Procedures Tab

Census forms are sent out to households, filled out by families, and returned. But that’s not the end of their journey. Sometimes a response will be edited by the Census if the form was filled out incorrectly. What responses are edited the most? Why are forms filled out incorrectly? Some people tend to leave them blank if they feel it is an invasion of privacy. How does the Census determine what is true or false? IPUMS users can now access the Census editing procedures for the American Community Survey on the IPUMS website. This feature allows IPUMS users to understand how the Census Bureau edits responses in order to provide more accurate data.

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New Data and Data Workshop from IPUMS

IPUMS Workshop at PAA

Are you or a colleague interested in learning more about IPUMS? Are you attending the PAA Annual Meeting in Chicago this April? IPUMS is hosting a free “Introduction to IPUMS” workshop. We will introduce the IPUMS collection, highlighting newly available census and survey data. The event will be held on Thursday, April 27, from 6:30pm-8pm. Register now and we will save a spot for you.

New IPUMS Data

IPUMS USA has released one-year and five-year ACS and PRCS data, as well as household-level full count data for the years 1790-1840.

IPUMS CPS has released the identifiers MARBASECID and CPISD, which allow users to link monthly data to the ASEC from 1989-2015 along with new data from several supplements.

IPUMS Time Use now includes IPUMS family interrelationship variables, these variables deliver individual-level characteristics on activity records, and offers eldercare recipient records via the extract system.

IPUMS Health Surveys will soon offer new data from the 2015 Cancer Control Supplement.

IPUMS International will have a large data release this spring. The 24 samples in the upcoming release include data from new countries of Botswana, Poland, and Trinidad and Tobago as well as 2010-round data from many existing partners. This release will also include enhancements to the integrated geographic variables and associated shapefiles to facilitate cross-temporal spatial comparison and visualization.
IPUMS DHS is adding six newly-released samples and almost 3,000 new variables. New data include variables on pregnancy termination, childrearing, women’s work, marriage and sexuality, family planning, HIV, malaria, postpartum care, health care access, treatment of child fever/respiratory illness, and vaccinations.