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Current Research in Housing
United Nations Statistics Division
The United Nations Statistics Division is responsible for collecting official national statistics on housing stock and housing conditions generated from population and housing censuses.
About this Guide
Sources of statistical information are held throughout the Michigan State University Libraries. This guide is not comprehensive; rather, it provides information on a selection of some of the most important general sources. This guide includes both freely available internet resources as well as library subscription resources and print materials.
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General Sources and Compendiums
HUD USER offers an in-depth view of housing in the United States through research, data, and reports. Offers free downloads of more than 1,000 of the publications and data sets published by HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research.
U.S. Census Bureau Housing Topics
Start here for housing data from the Census including the American Housing Survey, American Community Survey, Decennial Census, Housing Vacancy Survey, and more.
Social Change in America by
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Updated for 2006, Social Change in America is a fascinating and fact-filled overview of how American society has changed and evolved in recent times. Topics covered include family life, work and employment, housing, wealth and poverty, education, health, crime, volunteer activity, religion and religious affiliation, politics, and more.
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Premier social science data archive. Relevant subject terms include: housing, housing conditions, home ownership, homeless persons, mortgages, etc.
American Housing Survey
The survey is conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).The American Housing Survey (AHS) collects data on the Nation's housing, including apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant housing units, household characteristics, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment and fuels, size of housing unit, and recent movers. National data are collected in odd numbered years, and data for each of 47 selected Metropolitan Areas are collected currently about every six years. The national sample covers an average 55,000 housing units. Each metropolitan area sample covers 4,100 or more housing units.
American Housing Survey Series
Data files housed through ICPSR.
Statistical Indexes & Databases
Provides statistics and reports on a wide variety of topics including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, consumer goods and services, sports, technology, transportation, and much more.