Integrated Samples of Latin American Censuses (ICPSR 34511)

Principal Investigator(s): McCaa, Robert Edward


A vast archive of raw census microdata covering Latin America in the period since 1960 survives in machine-readable form. Over the last several years a substantial portion of these data have been made available to researchers for the first time. The goal of this project was to complete work on an integrated database including samples of approximately 100 Latin American and Caribbean censuses. With 150 million records of public-access data spanning a fifty-year period, the new database will allow social scientists to make comparisons across Latin American nations during a period of transformative 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:    Global, Latin America

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