Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics Report – September 21, 2021

Today, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics released their new report – America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2021. The report “highlights 41 key national indicators across a range of domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.” To learn more about the report, go to:

https://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/index.asp

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Decennial Redistricting Data Released – August 12, 2021

Today, the Census Bureau released the first results from the 2020 Census. The P.L. 94-171 data files were released today. For access to the data and documentation go to: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/about/rdo/summary-files.html.

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Data Brunch: An ICPSR Podcast

This podcast features stories about data and the people who use, seek, or create data, and why people should care about data. A new episode is published every other Friday. Listen to any of these episodes on Soundcloud, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.

Episode 7: Liberal Arts Education
Episode 6: Cruise Ships and Empowerment
Episode 5: Baby Brains & Sleep
Episode 4: Measuring Transgender Populations
Episode 3: Census and Migration
Episode 2: Rhythm and Movement
Episode 1: Where Dory is Anna

https://tinyurl.com/rvvnbfkv


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Median Age at First Marriage for Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples, 2019

The National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR) at the Bowling Green State University just released this family profile. Its findings are based on data from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates. It is interesting to see the median age difference between same-sex and different-sex couples after the legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. The U.S. Census Bureau has changed their data collection since then to directly query respondents about same-sex and different-sex partnerships. See other family profiles based on ACS data.

https://tinyurl.com/ued976dt

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Purdue Opinion Panel polls, 1949-1974

In early 1940s Hermann Henry Remmers, a Professor of Education and Psychology at Purdue University designed a poll to understand the attitudes of teenagers. It was the first time nearly all Americans teenagers attended high school. Dr. Remmers utilized sampling techniques to gather information from this subset of the population through their schools. Purdue Opinion polls began with respondents in Indiana, then expanded to five Midwestern states, and eventually covered the whole nation in 1945. Topics cover parents, education, television, civil liberties, communism, ethics, science, selective service, drugs, poverty, and the Middle East. Roper Center holds datasets from sixty Purdue Opinion Panel polls from 1949 to 1974.

https://tinyurl.com/rfefv6pb

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Annual Report 2020: How the Pandemic Defined 2020

This annual report by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers in-depth analyses of the economic impacts wrought by COVID-19. It identifies real-time economic trends and examines various policy responses during this pandemic period. It highlights the effects of the pandemic on financial and labor markets, fiscal policy, and international trade.

https://www.stlouisfed.org/annual-report/2020

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FRED Has a New Website

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is celebrating two anniversaries. FRED is a trusted source of economic data for 30 years and ALFRED is celebrating 15 years of providing vintage versions of economic data. To mark these occasions, FRED has a new website. Victors can browse data by category, release, source, tag, and release calendar.

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/

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Updates from IPUMS

Over 300 integrated variables from the 2019 NHIS are now available from IPUMS NHIS. Data from the February 2021 basic monthly survey and supplemental COVID-19 variables from January and February 2021 are in IPUMS CPS. IPUMS PMA (Performance Monitoring for Action), a harmonized version of the international family planning survey series now has a new blog to help researchers find and use family planning data. It will offer example code and tips for working with different topics related to reproductive health.

https://mailchi.mp/umn/march-2021?e=dfd5f90d1a

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2019 NHIS Redesign

For the first time in over 20 years the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) redesigned its questionnaires in 2019. Information that were previously collected for all family members are now only collected for sample adults and/or sample children. The interviewer completes a household rostering interview to collect basic demographic information of all people who usually live or stay in the household. The redesigned sample adult and sample child questionnaire structures consist of four components: the annual core, rotating core, sponsored content (sustaining and periodic), and emerging topics. 2019 data and documents are now available from NHIS site. To learn more about NHIS redesign, please review this report below.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/EReval202009-508.pdf

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UW-Madison Data Storage Finder

The UW-Madison Data Storage Finder is designed to help researchers navigate the centralized campus research data storage options. This tool presents all data storage options in one interface and compare and contrast them. These storage services are also available for teaching, outreach, or administrative use cases.

https://storage.researchdata.wisc.edu/

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