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ILOSTAT Database All Users

ILO’s central statistics database, ILOSTAT, is the primary source for cross-country statistics on the labour market. The database contains over 100 indicators covering more than 230 countries and economies.

IMF eLibrary McMaster Users

The IMF eLibrary Complete includes four statistical databases -  International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BPS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT) - and a growing list of over 14,000 books and reports that are derived from the IMF Books and Analytical Papers, Periodicals and Reports, and the Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) databases.  Individual documents are also available from the library catalogue.

IMF: Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs) All Users

The Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs) were developed by the IMF, together with the international community, with the aim of supporting macro prudential analysis and assessing strengths and vulnerabilities of financial systems.

The Statistics Department of the IMF, disseminates data and metadata on selected FSIs provided by participating countries.

IfItWereMyHome.com All Users

IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.

Income Statistics and GST/HST Statistics All Users

Income and GST/HST statistics from the Canada Revenue Agency.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International All Users

IPUMS-International is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. Its goals are to:

  • Collect and preserve data and documentation
  • Harmonize data
  • Disseminate the data absolutely free!
Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, USA All Users

IPUMS-USA is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing United States census data. Its goals are to:

  • Collect and preserve data and documentation
  • Harmonize data
  • Disseminate the data absolutely free!
Intellectual Property Statistics All Users

WIPO cooperates with intellectual property (IP) offices from around the world to provide its stakeholders with up-to-date IP statistics. The Organization also publishes statistical reports on worldwide IP activity and on the use of WIPO-administered treaties in the protection of IP rights internationally. Reliable IP statistics are an important tool in understanding trends in business and technology and in the use of the IP system worldwide and across different countries.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) All Users

An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

International Energy Data and Analysis All Users

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) All Users

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI is one of 15 centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), an alliance of 64 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations.

International Relations Data Site All Users

This site is maintained by Paul Hensel and it includes seven pages of links to on-line data resources for the serious international relations scholar. 

These pages are meant to include the most useful data sources on processes of international conflict and cooperation, as well as data covering international economic, environmental, political, and social data and data on similar topics for the United States.

International Social Survey Programme All Users

The ISSP is a cross-national collaboration programme conducting annual surveys on diverse topics relevant to social sciences.

Established in 1984 by its founding members Australia, Germany, Great Britain and the US, the ISSP has since included members covering various cultures around the globe. Its institutional members, each of them representing one nation, consist of academic organizations, universities, or survey agencies.

Since its foundation, over one million respondents have participated in the surveys of the ISSP. All collected data and documentation is available free of charge.

Investment Company Institute All Users

Primary source for statistical data and research on investors and retirement plans in the investment company industry. Institute research examines such topics as the retirement market, shareholder demographics and trends in shareholder ownership, fund fees and expenses and the industry’s role in foreign markets.

KIDS COUNT Data Center All Users

A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is the premier source for data on child and family well-being in the United States. Access hundreds of indicators, download data and create reports and graphics on the KIDS COUNT Data Center that support smart decisions about children and families.

Kenya Open Data All Users

This site makes public government data accessible to the people of Kenya. High quality national census data, government expenditure, parliamentary proceedings and public service locations are just a taste of what's to come. Our information is a national asset, and it's time it was shared: this data is key to improving transparency; unlocking social and economic value; and building Government 2.0 in Kenya.

Latinobarómetro All Users

Latinobarómetro is an annual public opinion survey that involves some 20,000 interviews in 18 Latin American countries, representing more than 600 million inhabitants.

Latinobarómetro Corporation is a non-profit NGO based in Santiago, Chile, and is solely responsible for the production and publication of the data.

Latinobarómetro Corporation researches the development of democracy and economies as well as societies, using indicators of opinion, attitudes, behaviour and values. Its results are used by social and political actors, international organizations, governments and the media.

Lipper Analytics All Users

Selected free data on mutual funds industry. 

Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, is a global leader in supplying mutual fund information, analytical tools, and commentary. Lipper's benchmarking and classifications are widely recognized as the industry standard by asset managers, fund companies and financial intermediaries
 

Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) All Users

The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) is a household survey program housed within the Surveys & Methods Unit of the World Bank's Development Research Group that provides technical assistance to national statistical offices (NSOs) in the design and implementation of multi-topic household surveys. Since its inception in the early 1980s, the LSMS program has worked with dozens of statistics offices around the world: generating high-quality data, incorporating innovative technologies and improved survey methodologies, and building technical capacity. The LSMS team also provides technical support across the World Bank in the design and implementation of household surveys and in the measurement and monitoring of poverty.

London DataStore All Users

The London Datastore has been created by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as an innovation towards freeing London’s data. We want citizens to be able access the data that the GLA and other public sector organisations hold, and to use that data however they see fit – free of charge.

Longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social sciences (LISS) Data All Users

The LISS panel (Longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social sciences) is the principal component of the MESS project. It consists of 5000 households, comprising 8000 individuals. The panel is based on a true probability sample of households drawn from the population register by Statistics Netherlands. Households that could not otherwise participate are provided with a computer and Internet connection. A special Immigrant panel is available in addition to the LISS panel. This Immigrant panel is comprised of around 1600 households (2400 individuals) of which 1100 households (1700 individuals) are of non-Dutch origin.

MADD Canada All Users

Statistics on alcohol, drinking & driving, fatalities from Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada

MEMDB (Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank) All Users

Contains 6 databases providing select commodity prices from the Medieval Ages, three pertaining to currency exchanges and two pertaining to prices. Free access provided from Rutgers University for non-commercial and academic purposes only.

McMaster University Statistics All Users

Historical and current University Enrolment, Student Units Taught and Faculty information can be found below. The information includes full-time and part-time enrolment, faculty as well as Student Units Taught.

Measuring Brain Drain by Gender 1990-2000 All Users

This dataset, a product of the Trade Team - Development Research Group, is part of a larger effort in the group to measure the extent of the brain drain as part of the International Migration and Development Program. It measures international skilled migration by gender.

The methodology is explained in: A gendered assessment of the brain drain, F. Docquier, L. Lowell, and A. Marfouk, Policy Research Discussion Paper (forthcoming), World Bank. 2007.

This data set updates and extends the Docquier-Marfouk data set on international migration by educational attainment. The authors use new sources, homogenize definitions of what a migrant is, and compute gender-disaggregated indicators of the brain drain. Emigration stocks and rates are provided by the level of schooling and gender for 195 source countries in 1990 and 2000. This data set can be used to capture the recent trend in women’s skilled migration and to analyze its causes and consequences for developing countries.

Mergent Online McMaster Users

Provides in-depth business and financial research. lncludes Company Data Direct/U.S., Company Data Direct/International, annuals/U.S. and annuals/International. Available through library’s catalogue. 

Minimum Wage Database All Users

The minimum wage is a basic labour standard that sets the lowest wage rate that an employer can pay to employees. One of the main purposes of a minimum wage is to protect non-unionized workers in unskilled jobs, although it can also influence, directly or indirectly, the level of compensation of other employees. This is because a minimum wage constitutes a base that employees or their unions may use as a starting point for negotiations with management for higher remuneration. Adjustments to the minimum wage are required from time to time to account for changing economic and social conditions.

Morningstar All Users

Provides free and instant access to timely financial news and analysis.

Registration is required for free membership.

Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys by UNICEF All Users

This website contains UNICEF’s statistical information, including data used in UNICEF’s flagship publications, The State of the World’s Children and Progress for Children. Also here are technical resources for conducting UNICEF-supported Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), which are a major source of global development data.

NBA Statistics All Users

NBA Player and Team Statistics from 2002 to 2017.

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