Just an FYI of a potential new data source. (You do have to sign up for IPUMS though, and I assume this would be the same.)


Hannah Fischer
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Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2016 4:04 PM
To: Fischer, Hannah
Subject: New feature - Enriched microdata extracts from TerraPop

Terra Populus: Integrated Data on Population and Environment

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[Terra Populus: Integrated Data on Population and Environment]

Dear IPUMS users,

The TerraPop<> team is excited to announce a new tool of special interest to the IPUMS-International user community.

The TerraPop extract builder now includes an easy-to-follow workflow for constructing population microdata extracts with attached contextual variables. Users can select census microdata from the IPUMS-International collection, then attach contextual variables describing the geographic unit in which each individual lives.

Contextual variables that can be attached to IPUMS-International microdata include aggregate population data (e.g., labor force participation rate by sex, percent of persons age 25+ who completed secondary education), and environmental data (e.g., average annual precipitation, percent forest cover).

Visit the TerraPop extract builder<> to begin building a Microdata Output extract. While international microdata extracts are available exclusively to registered users of IPUMS-International, aggregate population data and environmental data in TerraPop (without microdata) do not require IPUMS-International registration.

To guide you through using this new TerraPop tool, we have created a detailed tutorial, TerraPop: Creating a Microdata Extract<>.


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