Integrated Samples of European Censuses (ICPSR 34493)

Principal Investigator(s): McCaa, Robert Edward


A vast quantity of raw European census microdata for the period since the 1960s survives in machine-readable form. Most of these data, however, remain inaccessible to researchers. The goal of this project was to create harmonized and documented samples of over 50 Western and Eastern European censuses. With over 70 million records spanning a forty-year period, the new database will allow social scientists to make comparisons across European nations during decades of dramatic change.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, censuses, population dynamics, populations

Geographic Coverage:    Europe, Global

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Robert McCaa

Minnesota Population Center

50 Willey Hall

225 Nineteenth Ave. South

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN 55455