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One-stop source for data collected by various United Nations entities. Includes Environment Statistics Database, UNSD Demographic Statistics, WHO Data, World Contraceptive Use, and World Fertility Data. Most useful as a tool to identify the IGO producing data on your topic, so that you can visit that IGO's website for additional variables and time series.
Demographic, social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators from the World Bank's principal data source, on more than 200 countries and 18 country groups, 1960-present. The World Bank's flagship data product is: World Development Indicators.
Data measuring progress toward the United Nation's current development goals, including those related to poverty, hunger, health, education, gender rights, housing, energy, employment and more, by country 1985-2015. Supersedes the Millennium Development Goals, 1990-2015.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. An ebook set that provides long time-series, 18th-century to late 20th-century, for countries worldwide, covering many subjects.
Datasets that include population size, population density, growth rates, age and sex structure, fertility rates, migration, contraception practices (including infanticide, abortion, sterilization, and the use of birth control technology)
United States data in an easy-to-use map and table interface. Provides 1790-2010 Decennial Census and American Community Survey tables through the most recent release. Geographies covered include nationwide, states, and small areas. Downloadable in Excel, CSV, SPSS, SAS, and Stata file formats. Much more friendly to use than the US Census Bureau's data.census.gov, which will have additional datasets and more recent data, too.
The basic UN statistical annual reporting population statistics. This page provides links to MS Excel spreadsheets in addition to PDF versions of each volume. See especially the "DYB Special Issues": the 1997 supplement includes historical time series. Country-level population census data, 1995 to present, are presented in a series of downloadable data tables.
USAID's Demographic and Health Surveys collects data on population, contraception practices, maternal and child health, HIV, nutrition, education, and more in over 90 countries. Use the STATcompiler to access statistics.
An EU infrastructure project. Demographic, economic, and policy indicators for selected countries in Europe, North America. Includes fertility, marriages and divorces, abortions, child care, poverty, labor, pensions, and other indicators.
"The International Migration database presents data showcasing flows and stocks of the total immigrant population and immigrant labour force, together with data on acquisition of nationality." Covers 1975- 2018.
"The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages."
Prevalence of malaria, HIV, anemia in selected developing nations.
Datasets that include GDP, economic growth rates, inflation, productivity, percentage of women in the workforce, imports, exports, per capita income, labor force by industry, use of child labor, degree of urbanization, family and household structure.
Country-level time series data on many topics, especially strong on economy and development. Data are mostly reported for developed-world countries, members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Datasets that include air and water quality, soil quality, management and erosion, deforestation, desertification, changes in biodiversity waste disposal practices and consequences, availability of critical resources.
A compilation of U.S. time-series data on many topics, drawing from StatAbs and other publications. Essays and notes are essential reading. Published by Cambridge University Press in collaboration with the US Census Bureau.
Census and survey microdata from the U.S. and many countries. Provides dataset extraction and online analysis tools, with crosswalk variables to facilitate multi-year comparisons. Requires free registration.
Social science data sets from academic and government organizations. ICPSR offers thematic collections, including Integrated Fertility Survey Series, and Data Sharing for Demographic Research. HINT! Look for the "analyze online" filter ... but remember that you'll be creating tables directly from microdata.
International and U.S. data sets from a wide range of agencies and organizations, 1970- present. Use the filters on the left to narrow search results by source, geography, data type, subject, and more.