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ECON 203: Econometrics: Finding Data & Policies

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ECON 203: Econometrics

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REMEMBER!

  • Reliable data should indicate the method of compilation.
  • If the data have been aggregated, the original source should be identified.
  • Read any methodological or technical notes associated with the data. 
  • Note the method by which the data have been gathered.
  • Match variables closely in time.
  • Don't forget to cite data.
  • Start early!

FIND DATA

CITING IPUMS-CPS DATA

How do I cite IPUMS-CPS data?

From the IPUMS FAQ:

Miriam King, Steven Ruggles, J. Trent Alexander, Sarah Flood, Katie Genadek, Matthew B. Schroeder, Brandon Trampe, and Rebecca Vick. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, Current Population Survey: Version 3.0. [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2010.

 

FIND SUPPORTING LITERATURE

SuperSearch is a great place to start searching for supporting literature in the form of journal articles, books and almost everything else the library has, in one easy to use interface.

 

For searching with more precision, try the databases listed below.

FIND US STATE LAWS & POLICIES

Changes in U.S. federal or state laws can be tricky to find and may be in print sources. Try these sites:

FIND LAWS FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES

If you are dealing with non-U.S. data, you may want to relate your data to changes in the laws of your country/countries around a particular issue over time. Such information can be trickier to find than those for the U.S. Try these places first:

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