IPUMS International Receives New Grants

IPUMS International person record graph

The IPUMS International project—run by MPC Members Steve Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, and Lara Cleveland—has received two new grants to expand and enhance the world’s largest population database, which currently contains over one billion person records from 365 censuses and surveys taken in 94 countries. A $5 million grant from NSF (SES 1852842, PI Steven Ruggles, Co-PIs Ragui Assaad, Elizabeth Boyle, Kathryn Grace, and Deborah Levison) will fund essential activities to expand, enrich, and freely disseminate IPUMS International data. A $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Aging (1R01AG062601-01, MPIs Lara Cleveland, Steven Ruggles, and Matthew Sobek) will allow the project to add 40 censuses and approximately 100 cases for countries in the Global South to the IPUMS International database.

To learn more about IPUMS International data, please check out the webinars (in English and Spanish) and tutorials (in eight languages), found here.