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Places to Look for Data
A great place to find data! Search for articles on your topic of interest, then check the Data and Methods sections to see what data the authors used. Finally determine if the data are available to you.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Social science data archive. Separate terms with commas to search datasets by variables they contain.
Data Sources in Labor Economics
IPUMS - CPS
Microdata from the Current Population Survey, an essential dataset on the U.S. labor force. The ASEC, March Supplement, is particularly rich in useful variables. See video on opening data files
IPUMS - USA
United States census microdata.