Journals, Publications, & Data Sets

Academic Journals


Government Periodicals and Publications


Online Data Sets

County Business Patterns, "an annual series" prepared by the Census Bureau "providing an economic profile of counties, states, and the United States. Data include employment, payroll, and number of establishments by industry."

Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). "The Demographic and Health Surveys Program has been collaborating with developing country institutions since 1984 in conducting national surveys on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health and household living conditions."

DataFerrett (Federal Electronic Research and Review Extraction Tool), allows direct and convenient extraction of data from selected Current Population Survey and Survey of Income and Program Participation files.

Health and Retirement Study/Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (HRS/AHEAD). "The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) are nationally representative longitudinal data collections that examine retirement and the aging of society."

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), "is a membership-based [GW is a member], not-for-profit organization serving member colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. ICPSR provides: (a) access to the world's largest archive of computerized social science data, (b) training facilities for the study of quantitative social analysis techniques, and (c) resources for social scientists using advanced computer technologies."

The National Bureau of Economic Research Data Archive. The NBER archive includes access to the Penn-World Tables, the NBER Macro History Database, and uniform CPS extracts.

Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). "The PSID is a longitudinal survey of a representative sample of US individuals and the families in which they reside. It has been ongoing since 1968. The data are collected annually, and the data files contain the full span of information collected over the course of the study. PSID data can be used for cross-sectional, longitudinal, and intergenerational analysis and for studying both individuals and families."

The World Bank Group -Data and Statistics Country by country information complied by The World Bank. Links to development, gender, education, and specialized data sources available at this site.