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Primary Public Policy & Administration Data Sets & Statistics

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Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition
The best starting-place for statistical information on the United States, for the colonial era and 1790-2000 (including the Confederate States of America). Presents 37,339 data series on population (i...   [more]

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OECD iLibrary
Also Known as: Source OECD, SourceOECD
Publications and statistical information from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) covering agriculture and food, education and skills, emerging economies and transition e...   [more]

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Proquest Statistical Insight
Also Known as: Statistical Universe, lexisnexis statistical
Statistical Universe indexes statistical data published in federal, state, and selected privately published titles, at the table level. In some cases the fulltext of the document is also available....   [more]

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Important Public Policy & Administration Data Sets & Statistics

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ADDEP : Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy
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American Communities Project
Also Known as: Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences
Geographic mapping tools, statistical data, and reports on trends affecting US neighborhoods, cities, and regions regarding population, public schools, public health, crime, elections, economic condit...   [more]
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ARF - Area Resource File
County-level data on health care professions and training, hospitals and health care facilities and their utilization and expenditures, and health-services-related population characteristics and envir...   [more]
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Community Health Data Base - Online Data Analysis Tool
Also Known as: Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey, CHDB, Community Health Database
USE INTERNET EXPLORER. Online data analysis tool for biennial Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey, 2000-2008 (and 2010 when available), surveying 10,000 households in each wave and repor...   [more]

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Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Also Known as: CFFR
Federal expenditures or obligations for the following categories: grants, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, direct payments for individuals, other direct payments, direct loans, guaranteed or...   [more]
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Data.gov
U.S. Government open data. Identifies and links to U.S. federal, state, and local data, tools, and resources....   [more]
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DataLumos
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Earmarks
US OMB-hosted database of funds provided by the Congress for projects or programs where the congressional direction (in bill or report language) circumvents the merit-based or competitive allocation p...   [more]
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EconData
A great first stop for identifying public and private data source on U.S. demographic, economic, social, and other topics....   [more]
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Esri Data and Maps
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FACTS : Firearm Safety among Children and Teens
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Federal Assistance Award Data System
Also Known as: FAADS
Data on all types of financial assistance awards made by Federal agencies to all types of recipients, by quarter. Provides Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) program code number and name, t...   [more]
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Government Finance Statistics
Also Known as: IMF Government Finance Statistcs, IMF GFS
- from IMF eLibrary
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Supplemental URLs
    GFS via old IMF interface

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Health Poll Search
Searchable archive of public opinion questions on health issues, including abortion, alcohol an drugs, bioterrorism and biological weapons, political campaigns, elections, leaders and health, children...   [more]
Holdings: 1935-present.
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HMDA On-Line Reports
Also Known as: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
Information on home mortgage lending activity reported by HMDA depository institutions (banks, savings associations, and credit unions) and nondepository institutions, and mortgage insurance activity ...   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    FFIEC Census Reports (Census Tract data supporting HMDA analysis)

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Human Development Reports
Fulltext for UN Development Programme global, regional, and national reports, describing development issues, including human rights, poverty, education, economic reform, HIV/AIDS, globalization, capac...   [more]
Holdings: 1990-present (national reports published on irregular basis)
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ICPSR
Also Known as: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research SIMI Variables
USE OF ICPSR DATA REQUIRES STATISTICAL PROCESSING SOFTWARE AND GZIP DECOMPRESSION SOFTWARE. Direct-download access to social science quantitative data sets archived by ICPSR. Subjects covered includ...   [more]
Holdings: 1962-present.
Supplemental URLs
    ICPSR Bibliography of Data-related Literature
    SDA Online Data Analysis System
    Publications-Related Archive
    SIMI: Site for Instructional Materials and Information
    SSVD: Social Science Variables Database

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International Financial Statistics Online
Also Known as: International Monetary Fund IFS, IMF IFS
- from IMF eLibrary
International Financial Statistics (IFS) is a standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. It reports, for most countries of the world, current dat...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    IFS via old IMF interface

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iPOLL
Also Known as: Roper Center, RPOLL
REQUIRES FREE REGISTRATION. Question-level data from public opinion polls. Almost 400,000 questions from polls, 1935 to present, based upon Roper Center-archived surveys with US national adult samples...   [more]
Holdings: 1935 to present. Updated daily.

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LABORSTA
Statistics on worldwide labor, employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages, labor cost, consumer price indices, occupational injuries, strikes and lockouts. Includes reference work, Sources & Metho...   [more]
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Measure of America: American Human Development Project
The Human Development Index for the United States, providing graphical tools to present data on social and economic development among states and metropolitan areas. Produced by the American Human Deve...   [more]
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Medical Assistance, Food Stamps and Cash Assistance statistics reports (PA Dept of Public Welfare)
Archives of MA-FOOD-STAMPS-AND-CASH-STATS@LISTSERV.DPW.STATE.PA.US. Provides MS Excel tables for monthly data releases from Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. Data releases cover PA counties w...   [more]
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Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project
Provides community indicators for the Nine County Metropolitan Area. Indicators include: arts, health, education, quality of life, taxes, etc. Each indicator includes an essay describing the region an...   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    MetroPhilaMapper

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National Archives Access to Archival Databases
Also Known as: AAD
Online access to a selection of databases and other highly structured electronic records collections held by the U.S. National Archives. Series include military and defense-related payments to foreign...   [more]
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National Center for Charitable Statistics
Also Known as: NCCS, Form 990, Urban Institute
National repository for data on the U.S. nonprofit sector. Includes data sets and analyses based upon electronic filings and survey information. Separate database of PDF-format IRS Form 990s, tax retu...   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    Form 990 (nonprofit tax returns)
    State Profiles of the Nonprofit Sector

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National Education Association: Reference Center
Rankings and Estimates, investment information, policy briefs, research reports, governance documents, etc. ...   [more]
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National Transfer Accounts
Statistical information on how people at each age produce, consume, and share resources, and save for the future for countries worldwide. Intended to show how population growth and changing population...   [more]
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Odum Institute Data Archive
Also Known as: Harris Polls
Social science data archive, with holdings in economic, electoral, demographic, financial, health, and public opinion data. Repository for the Harris Polls. Also maintains the Public Opinion Poll Ques...   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    Public Opinion Poll Question Database

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Open Doors
Information on international students in the US and worldwide. Since UPenn is a member of IIE, students, faculty, and staff may request an individual, temporary password from IIE. Send email to membe...   [more]
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Also Known as: News Interest Index, Pew Global Attitudes Project
Research center polling public attentiveness to major political and public policy issues and to the media. Includes cross-national Pew Global Attitudes Project. News Interest Index polls Americans on ...   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    Pew Center survey data sets (free downloading)
    News Interest Index -- most closely watched news stories of the decade
    Pew Global Attitudes Project

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Political Forecasting Special Interest Group
Also Known as: PollyVote, politicalforecasting.com
Public opinion poll summaries and analysis. ...   [more]
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REIS (Regional Economic Information System)
Available in Lippincott Library Only.
The REIS database provides local area economic data for states, counties, and metropolitan areas for 1969-1999. Statistics in the data base...   [more]
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Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Numeric data archive for public opinion polls. Access is mediated through requests from Penn Library to Roper Center. Related online resources include: Roper Center's online catalog of data sets; and ...   [more]
Holdings: 1936-present.
Supplemental URLs
    Roper Express - Roper Center catalog of holdings
    Topics at a Glance (inc. Presidential Approval)
    Roper Center Bibliographic Database
    Roper Explorer - Crosstab and Extraction Tool
    Roper Center - Recent Acquisitions

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Science Works for US
Documents economic stimulus funding for university research activities nationwide. Identifies universities receiving funding through ARRA, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, provides ...   [more]
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Social Security Observatory - International Social Security Association
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Social Security Programs Throughout the World
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State Health Facts Online
Kaiser Family Foundation's State Health Facts Online. This resource contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and s...   [more]
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TRACfed
Also Known as: TRAC Reports, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Trac Fed, TRAC
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UNdata
The central statistical information service for the United Nations and its affiliates and international partners. Replaces UNSTATS....   [more]
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UNSTATS
Also Known as: United Nations Common Database, UNCDB
Time series statistical information for countries collected from UN and related international governmental organizations. Topics covered include population composition and change; human settlements, h...   [more]
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WebCaspar Integrated Science and Engineering Resources Data System
Crosstabulation engine for National Science Foundation-sponsored data sets on graduate study and academic research support, including Survey of Earned Doctorates / Doctorate Records File, Survey of Fe...   [more]
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World Bank Research Datasets
Datasets compiled for World Bank research in agriculture, domestic and household finance, education, environment, globalization, governance, health, population and demography, industry, infrastructure...   [more]
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Worldwide Governance Indicators (World Bank)
Aggregate and individual governance indicators for 212 countries and territories over the past decade, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Vi...   [more]
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Related Public Policy & Administration Data Sets & Statistics

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Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
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Supplemental URLs
    BJS Data for Analysis
    Publications List

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Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center
Also Known as: FJSRC, Urban Institute
Data on suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system, from the receipt of a criminal matter or arrest of suspect to release from prison into supervision. Stages of criminal...   [more]
Holdings: Data cover 1994 to present (currently 2001).
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Global Development Finance
Also Known as: World Bank GDF Online
World Bank time series statistical data covering 1960 to the present, with forecast data for up to seven years, for the 210 countries reporting public and publicly-guaranteed debt. Data include extern...   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    old interface url

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HMCA : Health and Medical Care Archive
Also Known as: HMCA ICPSR
USE OF HMCA DATA MAY REQUIRE STATISTICAL PROCESSING SOFTWARE AND GZIP DECOMPRESSION SOFTWARE. Direct-download access to quantitative data sets archived by ICPSR on U.S. health care providers, health ...   [more]
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NACDA : National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging
Also Known as: NACDA ICPSR
USE OF NACDA DATA MAY REQUIRE STATISTICAL PROCESSING SOFTWARE AND GZIP DECOMPRESSION SOFTWARE. Direct-download access and online data analysis for quantitative data sets archived by ICPSR on aging an...   [more]
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National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Also Known as: NACJD ICPSR
USE OF NACJD DATA MAY REQUIRE STATISTICAL PROCESSING SOFTWARE AND GZIP DECOMPRESSION SOFTWARE. Direct-download access and online data analysis for quantitative data sets archived by ICPSR on U.S. and...   [more]
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Social Science Electronic Data Library
Also Known as: Sociometrics SSEDL
- from Sociometrics
A numeric data archive providing microdata for research into AIDS/STD, disability in the U.S., the American family, adolescent pregnancy and pregnancy prevention, aging, and maternal drug abuse, ...   [more]

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World Bank Documents & Reports
Also Known as: World Development Sources, WDS
Page-image fulltext of more than 14,000 World Bank documents. Covers World Bank activities and interests worldwide in agriculture, economic policy, education and social protection, electrical power, o...   [more]
Holdings: 1960-present. Updated weekly.
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World Development Indicators
Also Known as: World Bank WDI Online
The World Bank's principal data source on the global economy. More than 550 time series, 1960-present, on more than 200 countries and 18 country groups, covering demographic, social, economic, financi...   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    old interface url
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