Social Science Data Now Available through ICPSR

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Are you interested in determining the average age at which men versus women begin smoking? What if you need to know whether age at marriage differs between your region of the country and other regions, or about differences in political attitudes based on age, gender, education, race, or ethnicity?

These, and countless other, questions can be answered by studies in the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data holdings. As a new member, Georgia Tech joins more than 700 colleges and universities in the acquisition, preservation, and distribution of social science data.

Established in 1962, ICPSR is the world's largest collection of digital social science data from sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime, minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, and international relations.

Note that ICPSR does not provide publications, reports, or ready-made statistics. What ICPSR does supply are the numeric raw data used to create publications, reports, and figures.

All Georgia Tech staff, students, and faculty have access to the extensive ICPSR data holdings via any campus computer or Georgia Tech IP address. First-time users will be asked to create an ICPSR MyData account with your Georgia Tech e-mail address; thereafter, you will need your e-mail address and ICPSR password to download data.


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Amy D'Unger
  • Created: 05/09/2016
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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