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									The Best Social Science Web Sites: Demography
Zuali Malsawma Librarian Population Reference Bureau

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Demography
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The study of human populations--their size, composition, distribution and the causes & consequences of changes in these characteristics

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Populations grow or decline through the interplay of 3 demographic processes – births, deaths, and migration.

Demographic Data Sources
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Population Censuses National Vital Registrations
births, deaths, marriages, divorces Surveys (examples):  DHS - Demographic and Health Surveys  FFS - Fertility and Family Surveys  RHS – Reproductive Health Surveys
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Estimates

Worldwide Demographic Data
(all regions & countries)

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United Nations Population Division
www.un.org/esa/population/unpop.htm
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Population Database

http://esa.un.org/unpp/

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U.S. Census Bureau’s International Programs Division www.census.gov/ipc/www/
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International Data Base

www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbnew.html

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Population Reference Bureau
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www.prb.org

World Population Data Sheet

United Nations Population Division
www.un.org/esa/population/unpop.htm
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Reports
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Cover urbanization, population policies, contraception, population projections

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Population Database
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269 countries and 33 regions 41 variables include total population, population density, urban/rural population, age and sex, median age, growth rate, fertility rate, life expectancy at birth, net migration rate, births/deaths Years covered: 1950-2050 Country profiles (25 variables)

U.S. Census Bureau’s

International Programs Division
www.census.gov/ipc/www/
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Reports, Tables, Population Clock
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Historical Estimates of World Population (10,000 B.C. to 1950 A.D.)

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International Data Base

www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbnew.html  227 countries and areas, 20 regions + user-defined regions  Country-specific summary data  31 tables including population by age and sex, vital rates, fertility, mortality, migration, marital status, family planning, literacy  Population pyramids  Years covered: 1950-2050

Population Reference Bureau
www.prb.org
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World Population Data Sheet (annual)
22 variables including current population, births, deaths, natural increase, projections, infant mortality, life expectancy, population density, family planning Clarification and explanation of demographic terms www.prb.org/datafind/datafinder.htm 95 variables, 220 countries, 28 world regions and sub-regions Population: A Lively Introduction (Population Bulletin, v.58 n.4) Ameristat www.ameristat.org

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Population Handbook
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Data Finder
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Reports and Articles
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Web sites:
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2003 World Population Data Sheet

Developing Countries
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Demographic and Health Surveys (Macro International Inc.)
www.measuredhs.com

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International Reproductive Health Surveys (CDC) Statistical Agencies

http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/gp_surveys. htm
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http://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.html

Demographic and Health Surveys (Macro International Inc.)
www.measuredhs.com
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Provide information on fertility, knowledge & use of family planning, maternal and child health, and household living conditions in developing countries

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Country Statistics – Summary of survey

findings for 69 developing countries and links to survey reports.
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STATCompiler – Database of indicators from all
surveys that have been conducted.

Reproductive Health Surveys
(CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/gp_surveys.htm

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Provide health and demographic indicators such as fertility, contraceptive use, infant and child mortality, maternal morbidity and mortality, etc. Surveys for 18 countries in Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa are available at this time. Summaries of the surveys are online, a couple are full-text, and print copies of most can be ordered free-of-charge.

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Statistical Agencies
http://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.html
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Provide information on a country’s population including census results, economy, health, education, labor force, etc. Census Bureau’s list has links to 150 country statistical agency Web sites at this time.

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European Demographics
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Council of Europe
http://www.coe.int/T/E/Social_Cohesion/Population/
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Demographic Yearbook - Covers 43+ member

states. Includes comparative reports and country reports.
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UN ECE – Population Activities Unit
http://www.unece.org/ead/pau/pau/pau_h.htm

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Eurostat

http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat/

European Demographics
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Council of Europe
http://www.coe.int/T/E/Social_Cohesion/Population/

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UN ECE – Population Activities Unit
http://www.unece.org/ead/pau/pau/pau_h.htm
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Fertility and Family Surveys (FFS) Standard Country Tables – demographic tables for 24 countries
http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat/

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Eurostat

European Demographics
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Council of Europe
http://www.coe.int/T/E/Social_Cohesion/Population/

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UN ECE – Population Activities Unit
http://www.unece.org/ead/pau/pau/pau_h.htm

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Eurostat
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http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat/

Data – Population for 25 EU member countries, births,
marriages, divorces, migration, etc. for several years

United States Demographics
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Census Bureau
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www.census.gov

Conducts decennial censuses, 14 demographic surveys, 35 economic surveys, and many other surveys.

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American FactFinder http://factfinder.census.gov/
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Population, housing, economic and geographic data from the 2000 census

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National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) www.cdc.gov/nchs Ameristat www.ameristat.org

United States Demographics
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Census Bureau
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www.census.gov
http://factfinder.census.gov/

American FactFinder

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National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
www.cdc.gov/nchs
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Vital statistics from records (births, deaths, marriages, divorces) Health interview and examination surveys (e.g. National Survey of Family Growth)
www.ameristat.org

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Ameristat

United States Demographics
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Census Bureau www.census.gov
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American FactFinder http://factfinder.census.gov/

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National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
www.cdc.gov/nchs
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Vital statistics and health interviews Data and analysis on 13 topics including children, marriage/family, and fertility for the U.S.

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Ameristat www.ameristat.org
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Demographic Estimates
How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth?
Number who have ever been born (as of 2002) = 106,456,367,669 World population in mid-2002 = 6,215,000,000 Percent of those ever born who are living in 2002 = 5.8 %
Source: PRB Estimates
www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/ContentManageme nt/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=7421

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