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SECTION ELEVEN: DEMOGRAPHIC RESOURCES



  • State of World Population 2007 : from the United Nations Population Fund.
  • Statistics New Zealand : antipodean stuff in the interests of World Balance and Fairness of Representation.
  • Issues of Population Index : Now 1986 onwards to the present.
  • Working Papers--Population Council
  • Replacement Migration : text of report from the UN.
  • Researching Forced Migration: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources : by Elisa Mason.
  • CANADIAN STUDIES IN POPULATION : the journal of the Canadian Population Society; and The Canadian Population Society main site
  • Integration Net : lots of documents and other resources on immigrant integration in Canada. From CIC and Carleton U.
  • The Rise of New Immigrant Gateways [pdf] : by the Brookings Institution; certain cities (such as Chicago and San Francisco) have effectively served as immigrant conduits for over a century.
  • Canada Immigrant Job Issues
  • Counting Immigrants and Expatriates in OECD Countries: A New Perspective : a study from the OECD in .pdf format.
  • Country of Origin Information : for Europe...up-to-date and publicly available country of origin information with a special focus on the needs of asylum lawyers, refugee counsels and persons deciding on claims for asylum.
  • UNESCO Slave Trade Archives
  • Demographic Research : "a free, expedited, peer-reviewed journal of the population sciences".
  • Migration and Ethnic Relations Component of the WWW Virtual Library : in the Netherlands; and The Ercomer Home Page
  • Eurostat/Netherlands Interdisciplinary demographic Institute (NIDI): International Migration
  • Annotated Bibliography of Canadian Demography : from the Population Studies Centre, University of Western Ontario.
  • Canadian Health Surveys, 1950-1997 : paper describing all the surveys from this period in Canada.
  • Census of Canada 2001 : data releases, online tabulations, etc.
  • Census of Canada 2006 : data releases, online tabulations, etc.
  • 1911 Canadian Census Online
  • Quarterly Demographic Estimates for Canada and the provinces [*NEW*]
  • datalibre.ca : a site concerned with access to public data in Canada. It is now focussed on the foolish decision of the Prime Minister of Canada to replace the mandatory long form which has gone to 20% of households for decades establishing a long term time series database. It is to be replaced with a virtually worthless "voluntary" household survey on 2011 in an act of intellectual vandalism par excellence.
  • K.V. Rao's Web Page : including course outlines, demography links, and links to software.
  • Macquarie University School of Economic and Financial Studies, Department of Actuarial Studies and Demography Research Papers
  • Annual Review of Population Law: Database on Law and Population : Harvard Law School and United Nations Population Fund provide this searchable database of summaries and excerpts of legislation, constitutions, court decisions, and other official government documents from every country in the world relating to population policies.
  • Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies : books and working papers online for download.
  • Harvard Program on the Global Demography of Aging
  • [US] National Institute on Aging : collects research findings on aging and the infirmities of the old.
  • United Nations World Population, 1998 : data tables on population for regions and nations around the world.
  • AgeSource/AgeStats Worldwide : country profiles and more.
  • Population Reference Bureau
  • 2000 World Population Data Sheet
  • Understanding Race : created by the American Anthropological Association, with funding from the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
  • State of World Population 2004 : report is 124 pp. in .pdf format.
  • Popnet : "The Source for global population information."
  • Population and Reproductive Health
  • PRB Demographic Data Tables
  • New Zealand Census Table Builder : making this free is a very positive development which other countries would do well to follow.
  • Beyond Six Billion: Forecasting the World's Population : full-text electronic book.
  • Global Growing Migration and Its Implications for the US : a CIA report in .pdf (Acrobat) format.
  • Global Shifts in Population : paper from the RAND Corp.
  • Report on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic -- UNAIDS
  • The World's Youth 2000_ -- The Population Reference Bureau
  • The Population Research Center at NORC & The University of Chicago
  • European Centre for Minority Issues : interdisciplinary research on various dimensions of minority-majority relations in a European perspective.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1999
  • Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000 : a .pdf document.
  • Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States, 1940-99 [.pdf]
  • Ameristat : "instant summaries -- in graphics and text -- of the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population."
  • LocalCensus : free website that provides a plethora of statistical information about the United States of America and all of its cities, zip codes, and counties.
  • Age-Sex Pyramids for most countries with projections to 2050AD : excellent resource from the US Census Bureau.
  • Worldwide Directory of Population Institutions--UN POPIN
  • Demographic and Health Surveys : for a large number of Third World countries.
  • Community Health Status Indicators Project : available health data for all 3,082 US counties.
  • World Population: A Guide to WWW : from Richard Jensen.
  • African Population Database Documentation
  • US Decennial Life Tables 1991-1989--CDC NCHS
  • Statistics Netherlands: Key Figures
  • A Century of Change: Trends in UK Statistics Since 1990 : pdf document; summaries of selected UK social and economic trends since 1900; 34pp.
  • Russia's Demographic Crisis : a Rand Corp document.
  • Global HIV/AIDS & STD Surveillance--WHO UNAIDS
  • United Nations and related demographic indicators
  • Overpopulation FAQ : all aspects of the world's current and future population.
  • World Abortion Policies 1999
  • ANU Demographic Archive
  • Zin's Population Page
  • U.S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics : FREE data distribution from ICPSR.
  • ONS Longitudinal Study (LS) : linked census and event data for 1% of the population of England and Wales.
  • Historical Data on the Foreign-Born Population in the United States -- US Census Bureau : of particular interest to Canadians as 1990 data appear for the first time. Remember that some persons born in the US have other citizenships by virtue of their parents' citizenship.
  • American Factfinder -- Census Bureau [Java]
  • Wisconsin Longitudinal Survey : documentation, data, extraction software for FREE.
  • WisStat : view various demographic data about the state of Wisconsin.
  • Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
  • 1841 A Census of Prince Edward Island
  • The Right Site : searchable web interface which features 1,000,000 free pages of census and BEA data on the United States.
  • History of Race in Science
  • US Committee for Refugees (USCR)
  • World Refugee
  • The State of the World’s Refugees 2006 : from the the United Nations Refugee Agency.
  • Brookings-CUNY Project on Internal Displacement : includes Selected Bibliography on the Global Crisis of Internal Displacement in .pdf format.
  • International Organization for Migration
  • Migration Policy Institute : resources for the general public, journalists, and academicians.
  • Center For Migration Studies
  • Mexican Migration Project
  • Forced Migration Online
  • International Database Population Pyramids--US Census Bureau
  • Links for Demographers : at the Centre for Population Studies at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
  • World Population Clock : should be called the Malthus site; and U.S. Census Bureau World Population Estimate
  • Population clock for India
  • Population clock for Canada
  • Population clock for the United States
  • Full text of Malthus essay on population
  • Dictionary of Ecological Epidemiology
  • Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics : more than 500,000 pages from Harvard U.
  • Eugenics Archive
  • Updated US Population Estimates [.zip] and Census Bureau/Bureau of Labor FERRET
  • 1998 Revision of the World Population Estimates and Projections
  • World Population Profile: 1998 With a Special Chapter Focusing on HIV/AIDS in the Developing World
  • US Census International Database and United Nations InfoNation
  • Social History Research Lab at the Univ. of Minnesota : FREE public use samples for the U.S. Census 1850 thru 1990 incl. documentation.
  • Centre for Applied Social Surveys : at the universities of Southhampton and Surrey in the UK; includes the Question Bank.
  • Census Data for the United States 1790-1860 : at Harvard.
  • Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Online : individual death records for the U.S.
  • Census Links : a directory of links to censuses.
  • US Census Bureau's Electronic Subscription Service : access to published statistical series; free at least for the time being.
  • Tiger Mapping Service--US Census Bureau : maps from Census Bureau's database of places.
  • Social Explorer : dozens of different interactive data maps of US cities.
  • Current Population Survey : from the Bureaux of the Census and Labour Statistics; data and extensive documentation.
  • International Institute of Social History : in the Netherlands.
  • Interactive Databases : at the University of Virginia. Includes the World Bank Tables of Economic and Social Indicators 1950-1992 and the U.S. Census County and City Data books; and World Bank Annual Report 1996_ [Frames, .pdf] 263p.
  • 1990 U.S. Census Data Locator : from the University of Michigan.
  • MABLE/GEOCORR U.S. Geographic Correspondence Engine : U.S. Census block-ZIP equivalency files from the '90 Census.
  • Ulysses: Interactive Census Data Browser : interactive access to a Census crosstabs engine; access to 1% PUMS for U.S. Censuses 1970, 1980, 1990 and also Census of China 1982 (1% sample).
  • Archive of U.S. Census Related Products : FREE Census Products.
  • The Catasto Survey : Online Census and Property Survey for Florence and Verona in the fifteenth century. Download data and documentation. Search the holdings with 'verona' to find the files.
  • Survey Research Center at Princeton University
  • Population Organizations: The Finder's Guide : at Wisconsin; updated twice a year.
  • University of Essex Web Site : British Data Resources.
  • Online British Historical Population Reports : 1801 to 1937; contains 200,000 pages of census and registration material.
  • The Question Bank : British census and other major survey question wordings.
  • National Datasets Service : Manchester Information and Associated Services (MIMAS) impressive data dispensary but requires registration and probably UK residency
  • UK Census Information : information about it, recent news, articles and maps.
  • UK datasets from the Central Statistical Office : via BizEd net at Bristol.
  • National Information Services System [NISS] : Higher Education in the UK.
  • U.S. General Social Survey : datasets, and an annotated bibliography of uses of the GSS, searchable, 3173 references. At Queens College Sociology Dept.
  • U.S. General Social Survey Data and Information System : at ICPSR.
  • POPIN-Latvia : Centre of Demography at the University of Latvia.
  • Statistics Canada: Analytical Studies Working Papers Series : List and instructions to acquisition.
  • Family Indicators : basic data and projections on Canadian families.
  • List of papers and publications employing StatsCan's GSS data
  • Statistics Canada Web site : includes the Daily and the searchable publications Catalogue.
  • Online Migration Tutorial: Peopling North America: Population Movements & Migration and The Peopling of Canada: 1891-1921 and The Peopling of Canada: 1946-1976 and all the other tutorials Here : all from the University of Calgary.
  • Consortium for International Earth Sciences Information Network [CIESIN] : has interactive U.S. Census retrieval facility and much more.
  • AgeVenture News Net : includes the Aging America newsletter.
  • Canada's Aging Population : document is downloadable 800kb .pdf
  • Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being : Acrobat version: 127 pp.
  • AARP Research Center : reference information, research results, and policy insights on a variety of topics about older adults and aging.
  • AgeSource/AgeStats Worldwide : from AARP.
  • An Aging World: 2001 : 190-page release from the Census Bureau and the National Institute of Aging (NIA) as .pdf document.
  • Baby Boomers Envision Their Retirement: An AARP Segmentation Analysis : a report in .pdf format.
  • AgeInfo : The Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) information base.
  • Resource Directory for Older People
  • House of Commons (UK) Library Research Papers including Social Indicators, to be published 3 times a year, in .pdf format. The first issue is Here
  • Quebec’s Baby Bonus: Can Public Policy Raise Fertility? : PDF file - 64K, 9 pages.
  • [World Comparative] Demographics : a useful presentation of summary measures on first world vs. third world basis; and World sociodemographic trends
  • Demography and the Social Contract [.pdf] : a working paper about the disruptive effects on social conditions caused by active immigration.
  • Migrant Integration Policy Index : from the EU.
  • OECD Factbook eXplorer : a very neat gizmo for portraying national data such as the Total Fertility Rate graphically and over time.
  • Migration Information Source : immigration-related information source.
  • DEVAS REPORT: Becoming vulnerable in detention: Full Report : from the Jesuit Refugee Services Europe.
  • ANDES REPORT: Living in Limbo: Forced Migrant Detention in Europe: Full Report : from the Jesuit Refugee Services Europe.
  • Fertility of American Women : from the U.S. Census Bureau.


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