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Demographic Data & Population Studies: Getting Started

Provides an overview of resources on demographics and population trends.

"The term demographics refers to particular characteristics of a population. The word is derived from the Greek words for people (demos) and picture (graphy). Examples of demographic characteristics include age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, income, education, home ownership, sexual orientation, marital status, family size, health and disability status, and psychiatric diagnosis."

Salkind, N. J. (2010). Encyclopedia of research design. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781412961288

Demographic Data

Welcome to the research guide for Demographic Data and Population Studies.

The purpose of this guide is to help researchers:

  1. Find data on demographics and population change from governmental agencies and research organizations;
  2. Understand different types of demographic data and their corresponding research methods.

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