2017 IPUMS Research Awards

IPUMS is excited to announce the winners of its annual IPUMS Research Awards. These awards honor the best published research and self-nominated graduate student papers from 2017 that used IPUMS data to advance or deepen our understanding of social and demographic processes.

IPUMS, developed by and housed at the University of Minnesota, is the world’s largest individual-level population database, providing harmonized data on people in the U.S. and around the world to researchers at no cost.

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The Evolution of Our Physical Space

Over the last several decades, what is now called IPUMS has grown exponentially, offering more harmonized data than ever before with each passing year. This growth was made possible by an increasing number of employees, who required an increasing amount of physical space to house IPUMS HQ. We currently have an exhibit documenting the history of those spaces, following the journey as IPUMS continually outgrew its surroundings until it landed in Willey Hall.

A new exhibit, “The Evolution of Our Physical Space,” opened in April in our Seminar Room. This exhibit, which combines photographs, maps, blueprints, and other items, highlights the many spaces inhabited by IPUMS and the MPC, from humble beginnings in a single small office in 1989 to multiple spaces accommodating over 130 employees today.

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Powered by IPUMS

At IPUMS HQ, we generate our own research to present at conferences—but that’s only one small sliver of the the work that is powered by IPUMS data worldwide. At the 2018 Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, IPUMS appeared in many posters and presentations from universities and research institutions across the globe. Here are just a few examples of the work at PAA that was #poweredbyIPUMS.

Do you do work that is powered by IPUMS? If so, use the #poweredbyIPUMS hashtag, and tag us on social media! We are @ipums on Twitter and Facebook.

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