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HDFS 901 Proseminar Contemporary Scholarship in Human Development and Family Studies: Data and Statistics

Key Statistics Resources

Key Statistics Resources


ProQuest Statistical Resources

ProQuest Statistical Insight, ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the U.S., and ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World provide information on a wide range of subjects.  ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. is easily browsable by subject.


The Green Book

Background material and data on the programs within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means

Look here for data on U.S. federal social service programs.

"The Green Book is compiled by the staff of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives from many sources and it provides program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, poverty and taxation. It has become a standard reference work for those interested in the direction of social policy in the United States."


Michigan Government Statistics

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services - Health Statistics and Reports
Includes vital statistics, communicable diseases, hospitalizations, birth defects, community health information, cancer statistics, and population trends.


U.S. Census Statistics (Demographics)


  • Social Explorer

    • Create maps and reports for selected Census statistics 1790-present.  This is a library subscription program that repackages data in an easy to use interface.

  • PolicyMap

    • Policymap is an online data and mapping application that gives access to over 15,000 indicators related to housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, demographics and education


Data Resources

MSU Data Help & Assistance

  • Center for Statistical Training and Consulting
    A professional service and research unit at Michigan State University. Our aim is to support research and provide training, grant development, and consulting in statistics for faculty, staff, and graduate students. Offers periodic workshops introducing statistical tools and methodologies.
  • Insitute for Public Policy & Social Research
    Extending scholarly expertise to Michigan's policymaking community is at the heart of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research's mission. Over the past three decades, IPPSR has built a reputation for serving leaders and scholars with top-notch research, inviting discussion, and world-class political leadership training.
  • Library Data Services
    Michigan State University Library Data Services assists faculty, staff and students identify and access numeric data sets for secondary research analysis, primarily in the social sciences.
  • Research Data Management Guidance
    The Research Data Management Guidance service is a joint effort between the MSU Libraries and University Archives to respond to the emerging concern surrounding research data management. Effective research data management is an active and ongoing process during the entire research lifecycle, from project conception to long after it is finished.


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