Population and Demography

See also the resources on my companion page for the ISA Compendium's "Review of Available Data Sets" article, which may have been updated more recently than some of the resources on this page.

My Demographic Topics and Foreign Governments and Politics pages may also provide relevant information or data.

World Population Prospects, Data on Women and Men, and Gender Statistics (from the UN data browser; see also the UN Population Division's data page)

UNSD Demographic Statistics (from the UN data browser)

International Population Data (from the UN Statistics Division)

International Childbearing Data (from the UN Statistics Division)

International Child and Elderly Population Data (from the UN Statistics Division)

U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base (world population estimates, growth rates, and fertility indicators; available both for the entire world and for individual countries and regions)

World Fertility Survey (from Princeton's Office of Population Research)

OECD Tables of Populations and Deaths (from Princeton's Office of Population Research)

European Fertility Project data (from Princeton's Office of Population Research; tis includes several data sets, most prominently a compilation of vital statistics data from 1229 European provinces and smaller units at various points from the late 18th century to the mid-20th century)

Socioeconomic Development

My Demographic Topics page may also provide relevant information or data. See also the International Economic Data page for coverage of social topics, particularly in the development data section.

Millennium Development Goals (from the World Bank web site; see also the UN Millennium Indicators data browser)

Banks' Cross-National Time Series Data Archive (not freely available -- their licenses run from $500-5000 -- but some university libraries and other institutions subscribem so you may be able to access the data without paying these fees.)

Human Development Report data (from the UNDP; see also the HDR data available through the UN data browser)

The State of the World's Children-2008 (from UNICEF; see also a page with country reports and customizable data tables, as well as State of the World's Children data from the UN data browser)

Education and Literacy

UNESCO Data (from the UN data browser; see also the UNESCO data center)

International Education Data (from the UN Statistics Division)

International Literacy Data (from the UN Statistics Division)

Employment

International Labour Organization data (from the UN data browser; see also the ILO Statistics and Databases page)

International Income and Economic Activity Data (from the UN Statistics Division)

International Unemployment Data (from the UN Statistics Division)

Health

World Health Organization data (from the UN data browser; see also the WHO Statistical Information System/WHOSIS data page)

UN FAO data (from the UN data browser; includes food production/consumption and undernourishment among many other things

International Health Data (from the UN Statistics Division)

International Water Supply and Sanitation Data (from the UN Statistics Division)

Harvard's Center for International Development geography data (including a variety of data sets on infectious diseases)

Housing and Urbanization

International Housing Data (from the UN Statistics Division)

International Urban/Rural Population Data (from the UN Statistics Division)

Ethnic, Linguistic, and Religious Minorities

My Demographic Topics and Foreign Governments and Politics pages may also provide relevant information or data.

Minorities at Risk Project (A research project that "monitors and analyzes the status and conflicts of politically-active communal groups in all countries with a current population of at least 500,000." Besides the downloadable quantitative data, they also provide a searchable interface that can bring up information on each group that is included in the data set. The main MAR data has recently been augmented by the addition of the Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior (MAROB) data set.)

Ethnologue Linguistic Data (from the Summer Institute of Linguistics in Dallas; a compilation of data on 6703 languages currently spoken around the world, organized both by language and by country)

The annual CIA World Factbook provides estimates of each country's ethnic groups, languages, and religions (this is only a snapshot as of the publication of the most recent annual volume, but earlier volumes can provide a useful basis for comparison)

Country Language Data (from economist Jon Haveman at Purdue)

Refugees

UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database (from UNHCR; see also the UNHCR Statistical Yearbook)

UNRWA Palestinian Refugee Data (from the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East)


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