Dissemination Through Swag

Swag: slang for free merchandise distributed as part of the promotion of a product, company, etc.

Promotional merchandising of census data products has been in use in the United States since the first decennial census of population.  Don’t you wish you had one of these?!

The Minnesota Population Center has distributed swag in a variety of contexts to promote its products and reward data users.  

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IPUMS FAQs: Sample Weights

At IPUMS we try to address every user’s questions and suggestions about our data. It is just one feature that adds value to IPUMS data. Over time, many questions are often repeated. In a new blog series, we will be sharing some of these frequently asked questions. Maybe you’ll learn something, or perhaps you’ll just find these interesting. Regardless, we hope you enjoy.

Here’s one of those questions:

What are sample weights? And do I need to use them?

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Variation in the Acceptability of Intimate Partner Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa

Along with supplying information on the health of women and their children in low and middle income countries, the Demographic and Health Surveys supply essential information about the prevalence of, and attitudes toward, intimate partner violence. Figure 1 shows cross-country variation in the acceptability of intimate partner violence in selected Sub-Saharan African countries, based on the latest DHS surveys.

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