New India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II), 2011-2012 Files Available for Analysis

DSDR is pleased to announce the addition of seven public-use data files to the India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II), 2011-2012 collection. The new data files provide a wealth of information on topics including: 

  • Birth History:  Gender, month and year of birth, age, and current location for children birthed to women in the Eligible Women file.
  • Medical Staff:  Characteristics of staff including position, religion, sex, caste, degree, and years employed
  • Medical Facilitates:  Facility characteristics, services provided, and medications stocked
  • Non-Residents:  Information about non-resident family members including relationship, place of residence, marital status, education, and occupation 
  • School Staff:  Characteristics of staff including age, sex, education, religion, and jati 
    • School Facilities:  Information on physical structure, costs to attend, number of students, and management of the school.
    • Wage and Salary:  Includes occupation, industry, days worked in past year, hours worked, payment period, and rate of pay for individuals in the household.

    IHDS-II files previously available for analysis include:  
    •  Household: Sources of income, consumption, land ownership, and standard of living.
    • Individual:  Employment, health, morbidity, and education for individuals in the household.
    • Eligible Women:  Gender relations, marital history, number of children birthed and maternity care for women in the household, age 15 to 49.

      The IHDS is a nationally representative, multi-topic panel survey of households conducted in 1503 villages and 971 urban neighborhoods across India. The IHDS series is comprised of IHDS (ICPSR 22626) and IHDS-II (ICPSR 36151).


      Reminder: NAHDAP Webinar on the PATH Study on May 10

      On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT, NAHDAP will host a webinar on the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study: Understanding the Data. This webinar is free and open to the public.

      The PATH Study is a collaboration between the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is a household-based, nationally representative, longitudinal cohort study of 46,000 adults and youth (12-17 years old) in the United States. The study was launched in 2011 to inform FDA’s regulatory activities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that was signed into law in 2009. The first wave of data was collected from September 2013 to December 2014.

      The goals of the webinar are to:
      1. Describe the background of the study
      2. Describe how to find and access the data through ICPSR
      3. Discuss future data collections.

      Andy Hyland, PhD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
      Robert Choate, University of Michigan, ICPSR

      Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6853025452415627777

      After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

      New Releases through 2016-05-01

      Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

      New Additions



      New Releases through 2016-04-24

      Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data archive along with a list of released data collections that have been updated:

      New Additions



      Margaret Levenstein named director of ISR Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

      ANN ARBOR—Margaret Levenstein has been appointed the director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the U-M Institute for Social Research. ICPSR, founded in 1962, is the largest archive of digital social science data in the world, with over 500,000 data files.
      The announcement follows a national search by a joint committee composed of ISR faculty and members of the ICPSR Governing Council, who represent the consortium’s 760 members worldwide. Levenstein will be the ICPSR’s first female director.
      “Maggie’s vision for ICPSR’s future is exciting,” said ICPSR Governing Council Chair Chandra Muller. “She has a strong academic research background, understands the potential of data science for current and future social science researchers, and has a stellar reputation both nationally and internationally. We were impressed by her skill in bringing together experts from diverse fields for the advancement of social science research goals. The Council is looking forward to working with her.”
      Levenstein will begin her five-year term on July 1, following the departure of current ICPSR Director George Alter. Under Alter’s direction the ICPSR expanded international members, increased data accessibility, and the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research recruited more than 1,000 participants annually.
      “I am very excited to be joining ICPSR and look forward to working with its staff, Council and member institutions,” Levenstein said. “ICPSR is an important resource for the social and behavioral science community, curating and making accessible data assets that thousands of researchers have created over the last seventy plus years. The importance of both developing our capabilities to analyze and use data and to preserving data have never been greater. The “big data” revolution creates new opportunities and challenges. ICPSR’s role will be to help the research community make the most of those opportunities.”
      An economist, Levenstein first joined ISR’s Survey Research Center (SRC) in 2003 as the executive director of the Michigan Census Research Data Center (MCRDC), a joint project with the U.S. Census Bureau. She is also a research professor in SRC and adjunct professor of business economics and public policy in the U-M Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
      Levenstein has taken an active role at ISR, joining the Director’s Advisory Committee on Diversity in 2009 and serving as the chair of ISR’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic planning committee and as the liaison to the larger university program.
      “ICPSR is one of the great resources supporting social science research all over the world. I am very excited about the skills and experience that Maggie will bring as the next ICPSR director,” said ISR Director David Lam. “The innovative leadership she has shown directing the MCRDC and chairing ISR’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic planning process will make her a great leader of ICPSR.”
      She is the associate chair of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Program and past president of the Business History Conference. Levenstein received a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University and a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University.
      Her research and teaching interests include industrial organization, competition policy, business history, data confidentiality protection, and the improvement of economic statistics. She is the author of Accounting for Growth: Information Systems and the Creation of the Large Corporation (Stanford University Press 1998) and co-editor of a two-volume collection, Cartels (Edward Elgar 2007). She is the author of numerous studies on competition and collusion, the development of information systems, and the organization of innovation.
      The ICPSR Director Search Committee was chaired by William Axinn, research professor at the Population Studies Center and SRC at ISR. Committee members included Christopher Achen, the former ICPSCR Governing Council Chair; Robert S. Chen, of Columbia University and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network; Philip N. Jefferson, Swarthmore College; Jared Lyle, ICPSR Director of Curation Services; Muller; Amy Pienta, ICPSR associate research scientist; and Beth-Ellen Pennell, director of SRC’s International Unit.
      Contact: Kory Zhao, 734-647-9069, koryzhao@umich.edu


      Workshop on Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) Aug. 8-9 in Ann Arbor (Apply by June 10, 2016)

      Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is a descriptive study of Early Head Start programs designed to inform policy and practice at both national and local levels. Baby FACES followed two cohorts of children through their time in Early Head Start, starting in 2009, the first wave of data collection, through age 3, with the final round of data collected in spring 2012.
      Baby FACES project leads from Mathematica Policy Research will instruct this two-day data training, which will introduce researchers to the study’s objectives, methods, instruments, key findings, and data structure.  Throughout the day there will be hands-on time with the data files and structured exercises.  Day two will focus on missing data and imputation and child-level home visitor and teacher data, along with time to work with the data on your own with instructors present for consultation.

      The Baby FACES data files are already available on a restricted basis for secondary analysis through Research Connections. Course-specific data files will be made available to the participants on-site under the terms of a temporary Restricted Data Use Agreement.  For continued access, participants will need to complete and submit a full online application.

      The workshop is free, but space is limited. Researchers interested in using the Baby FACES data to answer policy relevant questions in early care and education are encouraged to apply. Participants must have programming experience in one or more of the following software packages: SAS, Stata, or SPSS. In addition, participants should have experience using large, complex survey data. All applications must include a vita along with a cover letter describing:
      ·       research questions intended to be explored using these data;
      ·       prior early care and education research experience;
      ·       and experience analyzing large, complex survey data (including specific data sets and types of analyses conducted).
      Please also indicate the statistical package in which you intend to work. 
      Admitted graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty/researchers will be considered for one of a limited number of stipends to help with travel and housing costs. To be considered for one of these awards, applicants must also submit a letter of support from a senior faculty member, mentor, or advisor.

      Application deadline: June 10, 2016
      Applications are competitive. A limited number of travel stipends will be awarded.
      To apply, visit our course page

      Click here for a PDF of this announcement.


      NCAA's newest newest Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data will be released this spring

      The newest Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data will be released this spring, and available for download and secondary analysis through the NCAA Student-Athlete Experiences Data Archive.  
      Last week the NCAA Research team announced the Public Recognition Awards, given to teams that posted multiyear APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.
      Here are some of the results!

      More announcements are soon to come! Sign up for the NCAA Data Archive email list or visit the APR study homepage to  learn more about this yearly data release.