Volume 55 - Number 3 - Fall 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.

55:30805 China. State Statistical Bureau. Statistical Information and Consultancy Service Center (Beijing, China). 1982 third Chinese population census [MRDF]. [1988?]. Beijing, China. Distributed by University of Chicago, China Statistics Archives. In Eng.
"The 1982 Chinese Census contains information on 2,202,081 domestic households (a 1% sample of households) and on all individuals of selected households (a total of 9,713,745 persons). An English translation of the 1982 Census Form, together with a summary of households and individuals by province, municipalities and autonomous regions, is attached. Separate tapes are available for individual provinces and for the entire country. The costs are [250 U.S dollars] for each individual province and [3,500 dollars] for the entire country. Supplementary documents, including a codebook, glossary and statistical reports, are included in the price."
For a related printed report on the 1982 census, see 52:30869.
Correspondence: Dr. Hong Chen, China Statistics Archives, 1033 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60607. Source: China Population Research 3(1), Oct 1988.

55:30806 International Labour Office [ILO] (Geneva, Switzerland). POPILO--population and labour force projections [MRDF]. [1989?]. Geneva, Switzerland. Distributed by International Labour Office [ILO]. In Eng.
"POPILO--Population and Labour Force Projections--is a population projection program which could be used in labour market analysis, and which takes the form of a Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet. POPILO can be used on a PC-compatible microcomputer with a minimum of 256 Kilobytes of main memory and Lotus 1-2-3 software (Version 1 or above)." The software and accompanying documentation are available free of charge from the ILO.
Correspondence: Ghazi M. Farooq, Employment Planning and Population Branch, Employment and Development Department, ILO, 4 route des Morillons, 1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland. Source: ACCIS Newsletter 6(6), Mar 1989.

55:30807 International Labour Office [ILO] (Geneva, Switzerland). TM1--population and development training module 1 [MRDF]. [1989?]. Geneva, Switzerland. Distributed by International Labour Office [ILO]. In Eng.
"TM1--Population and Development Training Module 1--is an interactive training program, designed for use in self-study or group sessions. It examines interactions between fertility, mortality and other elements of population dynamics, on one hand, and labour force, health and education needs, on the other. TM1 runs on PC-compatible microcomputers equipped with the DOS operating system." The program and accompanying documentation are available free of charge from the ILO.
Correspondence: Ghazi M. Farooq, Employment Planning and Population Branch, Employment and Development Department, ILO, 4 route des Morillons, 1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland. Source: ACCIS Newsletter 6(6), Mar 1989.

55:30808 United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Statistical Office (New York, New York). United Nations women's indicators and statistics data base (WISTAT). Version 1 (31 May 1988) [MRDF]. 1988. New York, New York. Distributed by U.N. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs, Sta. In Eng.
"The United Nations Women's Indicators and Statistics Data Base (WISTAT) consists of 72 microcomputer spreadsheet files which range in size from approximately 20kb to 150kb and total about 12mb. It contains detailed statistics for 178 countries and areas in the world....The data are for the period...1970-1985 with certain projections and estimates extending back to 1950 and forward to 2025. WISTAT contains a wide range of national statistics on women....The data are grouped in the following...subject fields: Population composition and distribution; Learning and educational services; Economic activity and population not economically active; Housing conditions and human settlements; Health and health services [and] disabled persons; Public affairs and political participation; Crime and criminal justice; [and] National product and expenditure. WISTAT is available on diskettes for use on IBM XT/AT-compatible microcomputers using MS/PC-DOS and Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet software. The diskette type is 5-1/4 [inch] low density (360kb)....WISTAT is fully documented in a User's Guide, currently available at no charge from the Statistical Office.
Correspondence: Director of the Statistical Office, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. Source: Publisher's announcement.

55:30809 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Census of population and housing, 1980: summary tape file 5, special tabulations of population 60 years and over [MRDF]. Pub. Order No. ICPSR 8658. [1988?]. Washington, D.C. Distributed by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [ICPSR]. In Eng.
"These data, which correspond to tables provided in the documentation, summarize information on the United States population aged 60 years and over that was collected in the 1980 Census....The tables are comprised of cross-tabulations of both '100 percent items' and 'sample items' with age (bracketed in five year intervals from 60-64 through 90+). Race (White/Black/American Indian/Asian Pacific Islander/Spanish Origin) is a factor in all of the tables....The file contains data for a complete set of tables for each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia and five territories, the nine Census divisions, the four Census regions, and the United States as a whole. The Census Bureau also supplied a replacement file containing 22,000 records for all of the United States data." There are 2 rectangular data files, each with a logical record length of 92.
"The data are in the form of 72 tables per geographic unit of analysis, or 4,680 tables in all....There are 1,430,000 records (approximately 150-1500 rows of data per table per geographic unit). There are seven columns of data per table, corresponding to the age brackets."
Correspondence: Member Services, ICPSR, Institute for Social Research, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Source: ICPSR Guide to Resources and Services, 1988-1989.

55:30810 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). County population estimates (experimental) by age, sex and race: 1980-1985 [MRDF]. 1989. Washington, D.C. Distributed by U.S. Bureau of the Census. In Eng.
"The file provides [U.S.] county population estimates for July 1st of 1980 through 1985 by age..., sex, and race....The estimates were originally prepared for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and sometimes are referred to by that name. They make full use of 1980 census data on gross in- and out-migration for counties and replace the estimates previously labeled 'provisional'." The file structure is rectangular and contains one file for the United States with 3,136 records; record size is 3,906 characters. Technical documentation is included. The file is available at 6250 bpi at a cost of 175 U.S. dollars.
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. XII-14, Apr 1989.

55:30811 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). County Statistics File 3 (CO-STAT 3) [MRDF]. [1988?]. Washington, D.C. Distributed by U.S. Bureau of the Census. In Eng.
Data on the more than 3,000 counties in the United States are presented, including vital statistics; information on business, crime, and health; and ethnic groups. Time series data are also provided. The file is available on one tape reel at 6250 bpi for a cost of 175 U.S. dollars. The file contains all of the county information found in the County and City Data Book as well as some data not found in the printed version.
For the MRDF of the County and City Data Book, issued in 1988, see 54:40871.
Correspondence: Data User Services Division, Customer Services, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Source: Census and You, Vol. 24, No. 2, Feb 1989.

55:30812 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Projections of the population of the United States, by age, sex, and race: 1988 to 2080 [MRDF]. 1989. Washington, D.C. Distributed by U.S. Bureau of the Census. In Eng.
Projections of the U.S. population are presented for the period 1988-2080. "The computer tape comprises two files, a population file and a net immigration file. For July 1 of each year, 1988 to 2080, the population file presents 30 series of projections classified by age, sex, and race. These projections are based on July 1, 1986 population estimates and race definitions, and are projected forward using the inflation-deflation variant of the cohort-component method with alternative assumptions on future fertility, mortality, and net immigration. Projections are provided for 102 age categories...and 3 race categories....In addition, this file contains data on births and deaths for the above categories. The net immigration file presents three projections for each year by age, sex, and race. The high and low net immigration series are constant for each year, while the middle net immigration series is constant from 1998 onwards." The population file has 284,580 logical records, with a record length of 288 characters; the immigration file contains 1,326 records, with a length of 144. The file is available at 1600 or 6250 bpi for 175 U.S. dollars. Accompanying technical documentation is included.
For the printed report, also published in 1989, see 55:10114.
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. XII-19, May 1989.

55:30813 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). TIGER/Line prototype files, 1990 [MRDF]. 1989. Washington, D.C. Distributed by U.S. Bureau of the Census. In Eng.
"The TIGER/Line file is an extract of selected [U.S.] geographic and cartographic information from the TIGER data base....This product replaces the GBF/DIME-Files. The prototype TIGER/Line file provides digital data for all 1990 census map features and the associated collection geography, such as census blocks, and for unverified 1980 political areas, including census designated places, on either side of each line segment of every mapped feature....The prototype TIGER/Line files cover the entire United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the other Pacific territories for which the U.S. Census Bureau assists in the census taking process....The prototype TIGER/Line files are available on computer tape only. The cost of these tapes is 190 [U.S. dollars] for the first county ordered in each state plus 15 [dollars] for each additional county in that state. The data set for the entire United States is 56,025 [dollars], with Puerto Rico and Other Outlying Areas, 57,785 [dollars]."
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. XII-15, Apr 1989.

55:30814 United States. National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS] (Hyattsville, Maryland). Compressed mortality file (mortality and population) 1968-1985 [MRDF]. Pub. Order No. PB88-246566KLN. [1989?]. Hyattsville, Maryland. Distributed by U.S. National Technical Information Service [NTIS]. In Eng.
"The Compressed Mortality File, produced by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), is a county-level national mortality and population data base spanning the years 1968-1985....The data base is derived from 35 million U.S. death records for this period. The population data base is derived from annual estimates for each United States county by 5-year age groups, race and sex. To permit calculation of infant mortality rates, NCHS live-birth data was substituted for estimates of the population under one year of age. The source tape is in EBCDIC character set, which restricts preparation to 9-track, one half inch tape." The file is available in either 1600 or 6250 bpi, at a cost of 1,025 or 525 U.S. dollars, respectively. Accompanying documentation is included.
Correspondence: NTIS, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161. Source: Distributor's announcement.

55:30815 United States. National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS] (Hyattsville, Maryland). Mortality detail files, 1968-1978, 1979-1980, 1981-1982, 1983-1984, and 1985 [MRDF]. Pub. Order No. ICPSR 7632. [1988?]. Hyattsville, Maryland. Distributed by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [ICPSR]. In Eng.
Mortality data for the United States for the years 1968-1985 are provided in 18 data files with machine-readable documentation. Data formats consist of card image and OSIRIS for the years 1968-1980 and logical record length for 1981-1985. The file structure is rectangular and contains 2,089,378 records with a length of 159.
Correspondence: ICPSR, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Source: ICPSR Bulletin 9(1), Sep 1988.

55:30816 White, Michael J.; Mueser, Peter; Tierney, Joseph P. Net migration of the population of the United States by age, race and sex, 1970-1980 [MRDF]. Pub. Order No. ICPSR 8697. [1988?]. Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research [ICPSR]: Ann Arbor, Michigan. Distributed by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [IC. In Eng.
"This data collection provides net migration estimates by age, race, and sex for counties of the United States. Population data are included along with absolute net migration data and net migration ratios (rates) for the period 1970-1980. Summary records for states, divisions, regions and the United States are also supplied. Several data categories are presented in the collection. Vital Statistics data tabulate births by sex and race...for the periods 1970-1974 and 1975-1979 and deaths by race from 1970-1979 as well as adjusted total population for 1970 and 1980 by race. The Enumerated and Adjusted 1970 and 1980 Population categories offer population totals by race and sex and further subdivide these totals into 16 5-year age ranges. Net Migration Estimates and Net Migration Rates are available also, with totals by sex and race presented along with the 16 age divisions." The data are provided in one rectangular file, with a logical record length of 4,251. There is one record per case and 3,131 cases in the file.
Correspondence: Member Services, ICPSR, Institute for Social Research, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Source: ICPSR Guide to Resources and Services, 1988-1989.

55:30817 World Bank (Washington, D.C.). World tables, 1988-89 edition [MRDF]. Pub. Order No. JH3855. [1988]. Washington, D.C. Distributed by World Bank. In Eng.
This edition of the world tables "provides up-to-date economic, demographic, and social data for more than 130 countries and territories....[It] provides historical time series based on the World Bank's ongoing collection and analysis of data on its member countries. The data are updated annually and focus on national accounts, international transactions, and other indicators of development....Among the indicators are GNP per capita, population, origin and use of resources, domestic prices, manufacturing activity, monetary holdings, central government finances, foreign trade, balance of payments, and external debt. In addition, there is a section on sources and methods, a glossary of terms, and general and country notes....[The data are] available on high and double density 5-1/4 [inch] diskettes and 3-1/2 [inch] diskettes, enabling DOS 2.0 users to select countries and indicators for any of the 1960-87 time series. Also available on magnetic tape."
Correspondence: Customer Service Manager, World Bank Publications, Washington, D.C. 20433. Source: Publications Update 6(3), May 1989.

55:30818 World Bank. Socio-Economic Data Division (Washington, D.C.). World tables of economic and social indicators, 1960-1986 [MRDF]. Pub. Order No. ICPSR 8947. [1988?]. Washington, D.C. Distributed by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [ICPSR]. In Eng.
"This dataset contains country-level economic and social measures for 126 countries....Included are such social indicators as fertility rate, birth rate, infant mortality rate, life expectancy, percent of the labor force engaged in agriculture, and school enrollment rates....Individuals at institutions that are not members of ICPSR may obtain these data directly from the World Bank." The file is rectangular and contains 14,743 records with a record length of 601.
Correspondence: ICPSR, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Source: ICPSR Bulletin 9(1), Sep 1988.


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