Census of Population and Housing, 1960 [United States] Series RSS

In addition to the historic Census files, 1790-1950, ICPSR archives and distributes Census data acquired from the United States Census Bureau as well as files prepared by ICPSR and other principal investigators for the decennial years 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, and 2000. These include major sets such as the Summary Tape/Count Files, Master Enumeration District List (MEDList) files, and Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS), as well as various subsets. ICPSR's holdings of 1960 Census data include Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) 1-in-100 and 1-in-1000 samples and Census tract-level data. Starting in 1960, the Census Bureau created the Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) as part of each decennial enumeration. The PUMS contain individual- and household-level information from the long-form questionnaires distributed to a sample of the population enumerated in the Census. The Public Use Microdata Samples make it possible for researchers to create tabulations tailored to their particular questions and to make time-series comparisons. Because of confidentiality reasons, the 1960 samples, as well as the 1970 samples, do not identify any places smaller than 250,000 inhabitants. The Census tract-level data provide aggregate data summarized at the level of the Census tract. Census tracts are statistical subdivisions, most of which are within Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs). Tracts were originally designed to be relatively homogenous with respect to population characteristics, economic status, and living conditions.

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2009
Aghion, Philippe,  Boustan, Leah,  Hoxby, Caroline,  Vandenussche, Jerome . The causal impact of education on economic growth: Evidence from the United States. Brookings Paper on Economic Activity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.
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2008
Ezzati, Majid, Friedman, Ari B., Kulkarni, Sandeep C.,  Murray, Christopher J. L. . The Reversal of Fortunes: Trends in County Mortality and Cross-County Mortality Disparities in the United States. PLoS Medicine. 5, (4), e66
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2005
Frey, William H. Metro America in the New Century: Metropolitan and Central City Demographic Shifts Since 2000. Living Cities Census Series. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.
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2004
Kritz, Mary M.,  Gurak, Douglas T. Immigration and a Changing America. Washington, DC: Population Reference Bureau.
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2004
McLanahan, Sara . Diverging Destinies: How Children are Faring Under the Second Demographic Transition. Demography. 41, (4), 607-627.
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2004
Myers, Dowell . Cohorts and Socioeconomic Progress. Washington, DC: Population Reference Bureau.
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2003
Haines, Michael R. Ethnic Differences in Demographic Behavior in the United States. Historical Methods. 36, (4), 157-195.
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2002
Snyder, Thomas D.,  Hoffman, Charlene M. Digest of Education Statistics 2001. NCES 2002-130, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
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2000
Chandra, Amitabh . Labor-market dropouts and hte racial wage gap: 1940-1990. American Economic Review. 90, (2), 333-338.
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2000
Durand, Jorge,  Massey, Douglas S.,  Charvet, Fernando . The Changing Geography of Mexican Immigration to the United States: 1910-1996. Social Science Quarterly. 81, (1), 1-15.
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