International Integrated Microdata Series

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Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Hill

Department:
Department of Global Health and Population

Dates of Research:
June 1, 2008 — August 31, 2008

Description:

The preservation of census data is one of the main goals of the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) International project. Many censuses are at risk of destruction from physical deterioration of storage media and from the attrition of the technical staff that can locate and interpret the original files. The scope of this subcontract is to work on preservation of key Africa n censuses. Michael Levin will focus on improving various censuses in Sudan, Zambia, Kenya, and Sierra Leone.