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US foreign-born population closes in on 37 million

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

From Docuticker: “The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 36.7 million of the nation’s population (12 percent) were foreign-born, and another 33 million (11 percent) were native-born with at least one foreign-born parent in 2009, making one in five people either first or second generation U.S. residents. The second generation were more likely than the foreign […]

Canadian Statistics: How to find them

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Ever needed trustworthy statistics to back up your research?  Not surprisingly, Statistics Canada is your “go-to” source for Canadian stats, but you may not be sure where to find what you need.  The major issue for most people is deciding which of the two main databases that UBC Library subscribes to will have the information […]

American Community Survey Data 2006 – 2008

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The US Census Bureau has just released new data: “on a wide range of socioeconomic, housing and demographic characteristics for communities across the nation, part of an ongoing statistical portrait of America. Among dozens of topics covered in the survey are educational attainment, commute times, housing characteristics, occupation, language ability and various other social, economic […]

All about Europe

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

The wonderful librarians  at Intute found two new online documents – both covering the EU. 1) Financial Management in the European Union is a report that was published by the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee  with the aim of assessing “the financial management and performance of the EU.  It covers efficiency, anti-fraud measures […]

International Demography stats from US Census Bureau

Monday, June 29th, 2009

It’s always exciting to discover a reliable source of international statistics!  The US Census bureau has a great database of demographic indicators for “countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more.”  Indicators are: Birth, death, and growth rates, migration rates, infant mortality, and life expectancy Fertility rates Total population and […]

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