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This guide is a work in progress. For questions about using or depositing datasets or statistics, please contact your subject liaison librarian.


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Infrequently Asked Questions

Find birthweights for babies of Mexican women who had given birth in the USA, and compare them with the birthweights of babies of Mexican women who had given birth in Mexico. We found the birthweights for both groups on the Center for Disease Control website.

Find all births in United States annually and incidence of postpartum depression annually.

Income and Wealth Inequality

The World Top Incomes Database Beginning with the research by Thomas Piketty (2001, 2003) of the long-run distribution of top incomes in France, a succession of studies has constructed top income share time series over the long-run for more than twenty countries to date. These projects have generated a large volume of data, which are intended as a research resource for further analysis. The world top incomes database aims to providing convenient on line access to all the existent series.

LIS is a cross-national data center, located in Luxembourg. LIS is home to the Luxembourg Income Study Database and the Luxembourg Wealth Study Database. These databases contain harmonised microdata from high- and middle-income countries around the world. Requires registration to use.

Proquest (LexisNexis) Statistical DataSets licensed and public domain datasets

Proquest (LexisNexis) Statistical Insight indexed tables of data from international, federal, state and private sources, includes Index to International Statistics (IIS) 1983-  from international intergovernmental organizations like the UN, EU, OECD, IMF, and World Bank.