Digital Data for Historical Research: Harmonized Historical and International Census Data from the Minnesota Population Center

Saturday, January 7, 2012
Sheraton Ballroom II (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)
Catherine A. Fitch, University of Minnesota
The Minnesota Population Center is the world’s leading developer of harmonized historical and international census data.  More than 30,000 researchers worldwide have registered to use extracts from MPC-produced datasets.   On-line tabulators are available for those unfamiliar with statistical software or who would simply like to generate a statistical table without downloading data.  All MPC data products are distributed free of charge through an interactive web interface that enables users to limit the data and metadata being analyzed to samples and variables of interest to their research.  This poster describes the integrated databases available from the MPC, reports on recent additions and enhancements to these datasets, and summarizes new on-line tools and resources that help users analyze the data over time.    Data and documentation for all databases are available at
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