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February 09, 2011

From Statalist - st: MODULE UPDATE: WBDATA renamed WBOPENDATA

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 13:24:39 -0500
From: JP Azevedo

Thanks to Kit Baum and updated and renamed version of the Stata module WBDATA is now available.

WBOPENDATA draws from the main World Bank collections of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources, and made available through the World Bank Open Data Initiative, and presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates. Users can chose from one of three of the languages supported by the database, namely, English, Spanish, or French. Three possible downloads options are currently supported: country - all indicators for all years for a single country. topic - all indicators within a specific topic, for all years and all countries. indicator - all years for all countries for a single indicator. Users can also choose to have the data displayed in either the wide or long format (wide is the default option).

User's can download WBOPENDATA directly from within Stata by typing

ssc install wbopendata

WBOPENDATA requires an internet connection.

Posted by ronbo at 06:10 PM

February 08, 2011

From ICPSR News - Integrated Fertility Survey Series (IFSS) publishes second data release

The Integrated Fertility Survey Series (IFSS) project at ICPSR is pleased to announce the release of its second harmonized dataset, which updates the first release and adds variables related to union history, cohabitation and husband/partner sociodemographics. The dataset combines information from 10 surveys and over 71,000 respondents spanning 1955 to 2002 into harmonized variables for easy analysis.

The harmonized data are available for download on the Data and Documentation page, and can be explored and extracted from the Harmonized Data Extracts page. Online analysis via SDA is coming soon.

Please note that all IFSS data releases are beta versions provided for users to begin using the data before the final version is released in Spring 2012. As such, they are subject to change and may contain small inconsistencies. If you notice any problems with the data, please contact the IFSS team at so that we may fix them.

Posted by ronbo at 07:45 PM