Highlighted resource: IPUMS
The IPUMS project, based at the University of Minnesota, provides harmonized census & survey data from around the world. IPUMS stands for Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Access to IPUMS requires setup of a free account.
IPUMS international datasets
- IPUMS International. Provides access to harmonized census data from 85 countries.
- IPUMS DHS. Provides access to Demographic and Health Surveys, administered in low- and middle-income countries since the 1980s.
Additional sources of international microdata:
- Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The PISA database contains the full set of responses from individual students, school principals and parents. Conducted every 3 years beginning in 2000.
- World Bank Microdata Library. Facilitates access to data collected through census, sample surveys of households or businesses, or administrative data collection processes.
- International Household Survey Network. The IHSN catalog provides searchable metadata from thousands of surveys and censuses conducted in low- and middle-income countries. In many cases links are provided to download microdata online.
- International Social Survey Programme. The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is a continuing annual programme of cross-national collaboration on surveys covering topics important for social science research.
- World Values Survey (WVS). The World Values Survey is a global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life.
- Global Barometer Surveys (GBS). GBS is the first comprehensive effort to measure, at a mass level, the current social, political, and economic atmosphere around the world.
- World Bank Enterprise Surveys. Enterprise Surveys offers an expansive array of economic data on 131,000 firms in 139 countries.
- Map & Data Library microdata search