Volume 55 - Number 1 - Spring 1989

T. Machine-Readable Data Files (MRDF)

References to data of demographic interest that are stored in machine-readable form. All MRDFs coded under this heading are cross-referenced to specific subject categories as appropriate. Articles concerned with the availability of MRDFs are also included.

55:10807 Costes, Jean-Michel; Waltisperger, Dominique. MORTAL: software for mortality analysis. A user's manual. [MORTAL: logiciel d'analyse de la mortalite. Manuel d'utilisation.] Les Etudes du CEPED, No. 2, ISBN 2-87762-007-7. Oct 1988. 99 pp. Centre Francais sur la Population et le Developpement [CEPED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a user's manual that accompanies a diskette containing 11 programs for mortality analysis. These programs were developed during a training course for African demographers held in Bamako, Mali, in 1986, and are concerned with the estimation of mortality using various methods and the calculation of life tables. Consideration is also given to estimating the completeness of death registration.
Correspondence: CEPED, 15 Rue de l'Ecole de Medecine, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:10808 Katholieke Hogeschool (Tilburg, Netherlands); Sociologisch Instituut (Tilburg, Netherlands). Census Data and Election Turnouts at the Municipal Level: 1947, 1960, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971 [MRDF]. [Nederlandse Gemeenten; Census Data, 1947, 1960, Verkiezingsuitslagen; 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971.] Pub. Order No. P0049. [1971]. Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Social Science Information and Documentation Centre, Steinmetz Archive [distributor]: Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng; Dut.
This is a collection of census data and population statistics from the Netherlands totaling 981 cases with 174 variables, for the years 1947, 1960, 1959, 1963, 1967, and 1971. Census data are presented at the municipal level by age, sex, occupation, and religion. Election results are also provided. The storage mode is a labeled SPSS file, and there are no restrictions on the data set's accessibility.
Correspondence: Steinmetz Archive, Herengracht 410-412, 1017 BX Amsterdam, Netherlands. Source: Steinmetz Archive Data Catalogue, 1986, p. 232.

55:10809 Levine, Ned. Demographic data sources available for microcomputers. Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 54, No. 2, Spring 1988. 233-40 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This article reviews the offerings of several vendors who sell demographic data for use with microcomputers, points toward future directions for accessing demographic information, and discusses some problems associated with using that type of data." The geographical focus is on the United States.
Correspondence: N. Levine, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Location: Princeton University Library (SF).

55:10810 Netherlands. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Amsterdam, Netherlands). Thirteenth National Census Data, 1960 [MRDF]. [13e Algemene Volkstelling, 1960.] Pub. Order No. P0061. 1960. Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Social Science Information and Documentation Centre, Steinmetz Archive [distributor]: Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng; Dut.
Results of the 1960 census of the Netherlands are presented, consisting of 11,000,000 cases. The data set is stored on stranger tape, and permission must be obtained from the Centraal Bureau voor Statistiek in order to gain access to the data.
Correspondence: Stienmetz Archive, Herengracht 410-412, 1017 BX Amsterdam, Netherlands. Source: Steinmetz Archive Data Catalogue, 1986, p. 234.

55:10811 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Social Science Information and Documentation Centre. Steinmetz Archive (Amsterdam, Netherlands). Steinmetz archive. Data catalogue and guide. Dutch social science data. 6th ed. ISBN 90-71684-01-6. 1986. 483 pp. Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng; Dut.
"The Catalogue and Guide 1986 is an updated documentation of the datafiles of the Steinmetz Archive as of March 1986....This catalogue was produced from the automated documentation system, which contains a complete description of datafiles according to the International Study Description Scheme. The present publication offers 826 descriptions of social-scientific research files and 751 descriptions of polls conducted by the Netherlands Institute for Public Opinion Research (NIPO). The collection of foreign datasets in the archive is not included in this catalogue....Approximately 75 percent of the files are stored at the archive as SPSS system-files with extensive English documentation of variables. All files can be distributed in several formats corresponding to specific computertypes required."
Correspondence: Steinmetz Archive, Herengracht 410-412, 1017 BX Amsterdam, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:10812 United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division (New York, New York). The Prospects of World Urbanization: 1988 [MRDF]. 1988. New York, New York; U.N. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division [producer and distributor]:. In Eng.
This data set consists of two files containing results of the 1988 revision of the U.N. estimates and projections of urbanization. Accompanying technical documentation is provided. The first file contains estimates and projections of eight urbanization-related demographic indicators (including urban population size, rural population size, and proportion of population living in urban areas) for 223 countries, regions, and areas in the world, covering the period 1950-2025. The second file contains estimates and projections of population size and growth rate of urban agglomerations with 2 million or more inhabitants in 1985 and capital cities of countries with populations of 2 million or more in 1985.

55:10813 United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division (New York, New York). The World Population Prospects: 1988 [MRDF]. 1988. New York, New York; U.N. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division [producer and distributor]:. In Eng.
This data set consists of three files: the first has 19,656 logical records, the second has 8,736, and the third has 20,384. Accompanying technical documentation is provided. These files contain results of the 1988 revision of the U.N. demographic estimates since 1950 and projections to 2025 for 182 countries, regions, and areas with a population of at least 300,000. Those estimates and projections include population by sex and age, growth rates, crude birth rates, crude death rates, total fertility rates, life expectancy at birth, and infant mortality rates, given at five-year intervals.

55:10814 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 1985 Panel, Wave 1 Rectangular Microdata File [MRDF]. 1988. U.S. Bureau of the Census [producer and distributor]: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"SIPP is a longitudinal survey where each sampled household and each descendent household is reinterviewed at 4-month intervals for 9 interviews or 'waves.' This file contains the results of the first interview." The geographic focus is on the United States; codes are included for 38 individual states. The file structure is rectangular, and contains 36,114 logical records with 5,460 character record length. "The file contains basic demographic and social characteristics data for each member of the household. These include age, sex, race..., ethnic origin..., marital status, household relationship, education, and veteran status. Limited data are provided on housing unit characteristics....[Also covered are] labor force activity, types and amounts of income, and participation in various cash and noncash benefit programs...." The file is available on 2 reels at 6,250 bpi, and on 7 reels at 1,600 bpi; the cost is 175 dollars (U.S.) per reel.
Correspondence: Customer Services, Data User Services Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Data User Services Division, Data Developments, No. XI-25, Dec 1988.


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