1. The Census Bureau, 1990 and 2000 Census of the population
Then go to Access Tools, then to 1990 Decennial Census Lookup . Click on STF3A. Click on Place and Penn (below) and then Submit. Click on Submit. Click on Submit again. Click on P1 and P4-P13. Click on Submit. Click on HTML format (easy to read), then on Submit. This will show you your results for each place (or city). Next, hit the Back button, then on Tab-delimited format (works better now!), then on Submit. Once the page arrives, go to File, Save As. In the Save As Type box, click on txt (text), and change the suffix on the file name from .html to .txt. Take note of the file name where you have saved the file. Next, go into SPSS, click on Open File, and retrieve the file you've created. Click on Read Variable Names , when the message appears, and then on OK. The documentation for these files is available a couple of clicks back, the page:
http://venus.census.gov/cdrom/lookup and then to STF3 technical documentation (html format).
Fpr the 2000 Census, go to Access Tools from the main census page,
then to American Fact Finder. Click on 2000 Summary File 3
. Click on Detailed Tables. Click on Place, then
Pennsylvania. Click on All Places (add), then click on
Next. Choose P1 (total population) then click on Add, then click
on P52 (add), and P82 (add). Click on Show Tables. These
are your tables. At the top of the page, there is a link for Print/Download
, click on this, then click on Download. Click on Microsoft
Excel, and click off the checkmark on Only the Tables and Geographies
on the Screen. Now click on Save File . The file is
in compressed form and cannot be opened directly into MS Excel or anything
else. You will need to go to WinZip and decompress this file. I'll
tell you how to do this. You can open this in MS Excell or in SPSS.
Let's first open the file in Excell. We'll then open the file
in SPSS. When we do open the file in SPSS, click on Open File
, and retrieve the file you've created. Click on Read Variable Names
, when the message appears, and then on OK .
The same information above is also available at other sites if the Census page is busy. The Berkely page is another Census Bureau page.
2. The Census Bureau, 1999 information on census tracts
Type in any address and get information on census tracts (neighborhoods). If you're doing research on specific areas, you may wish to get general information of the area.
3. The Inter-university Consortium for Political and
Social Research (ICPSR) at the Survey
Research Center at the University of Michigan.
On this page, go to Search, and type in Three-Generation National Survey of Black American Families. Click on Downloads, and type in your email address and submit. The top section of this page contains the code books. You can download these if you're interested in the data. The bottom section is the actual data and the SAS and SPSS programs to read in the data. Next, you're going to get the data and the codebook for this data in either SPSS or SAS. I will walk you through getting this data into SAS or SPSS format.
Next, click on http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/archive.html and go to the bottom of the page. Click on Victimization. Go to the bottom of the page and click on Downloads for Victims' Needs and Victim Services, 1988-1989: Evanston, Rochester, Pima County, and Fayette County. Save this file (file, then save as) as a text file (txt) and call it Victims. Go back 1 page, and click on Data and download this. The file type is All Files, and give it the name Victims.SAS . Note where you save this file.
The next step is to go into the SAS program, where we will use this program to get the data. Click on Open, then go the the SAS program file called Victims.SAS. Scroll down until you get to the data statement (about 2/3s of the way down). We will need to fix the infile statement and the data statement to indicate where the data is located and the file name for the data. Change the infile name to something like infile 'c:\temp storage\victims.txt'; Change the data step to Data a; Ifyou were to save this file as a SAS data file, you would use a libname and an suffix with the data statement -- something like:
libname in 'p:\Pubdata\GSSW';
infile 'c:\temp Storage\victims.txt';
At the end of the SAS program, type Proc Means;run; Then
do a Select All and run the program. You should
get means for all the variables. If you don't, you've done something
horribly wrong and will need to start this whole process over.
4. The Panel Study of Income Dynamics
Once at the PSID, go Data and Documentation (on the left). I'll then lead you as to how to get data into SAS or SPSS for individuals and families for 1968 to 2001.
B. The child development supplement to the PSID:
C. Supplemental files to the PSID
D. 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.
5. National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
6. The Census Bureau Data Sets
Includes the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the 5% Sample from the 1990 Census (PUMS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), and the Current Expenditure Survey (CES).
7. The Bureau of Labor Statistics
8. The National Longitudinal Survey. Extensively used social
Currently, 1979-1996. Includes samples of Youth, mothers and their children, also includes neighborhood data.
9. The 1996 Green Book Overview of Entitlement Programs, as well as the Congressional Green Book, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000. The green book contains a lot of information on state plans for welfare programs,
10. Indicators of Welfare Dependence, Annual
Report to Congress, October, 1997, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services
11. General Social Survey, 1972-1994
This page allows you to run analyses from the page. Click on
Analyze. Go to multiple regression. Pick hrs1 as
the dependent variable and Educ as the independent variable.
12. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Not a lot of data here but some general information. This site has statistical information on mental disorders.
13. The Urban Institute: National Survey of America's Families - Public Use Data
Public use data on American Families for 1997and 1999. The survey given to over 44,000 American households, covering over 100,000 individuals. The NSAF sample is representative of the nation as a whole and of 13 states, and therefore has an unprecedented ability to measure differences between states. From this site, you would then click on Register to Use the Data, answer the questions you're asked, then click on okay or submit. Next, click on 1999 NSAF Child data. From here, you can print out the code book or click on the data to download the data.