Friday, November 18, 2011


From the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College:

In the summer of 1967, just after the Six-Day War brought the WestBank and Gaza Strip under Israel’s control, the Israeli Central Bureauof Statistics conducted a census of the occupied territories. The resulting seven volumes of reports provide the earliest detailed description of this population, including crucial data aboutrespondents’ 1948 refugee status.

In recent decades, these volumes of tables -- over 300 tables in all-- have received little or no attention from historians of the occupation, not least because it is not easy to use the reports inprint form and in any case the volumes are not widely available even in good research libraries.

The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College is making the contents of these volumes available in machine-readable form for the first time, free of charge to anyone with access to the internet. The tables canbe downloaded in Excel format for intensive research.

Many tables provide information cross-tabulated with several social characteristics at once (for example, education or occupationcross-tabulated with age, gender and refugee status) and presented for small geographic locales as well sub-totaled for regions.

Also, in conjunction with the Palestinian Authority's censuses of 1997 and 2007 these tables help provide an understanding of trends over 40 years. We hope that the data can be exploited by researchers interested in a fuller understanding of the social history of thePalestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

For an overview of our project and to access the hundreds of tablescontained in the 1967 Census database, go to

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

From ICPSR: Real Students, Real-World Experiences

From ICPSR: Real Students, Real-World Experiences

Join us for a Webinar on November 29

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Do your students seek opportunities to get involved in social science research? (And add relevant content to their resumes?) ICPSR can help! We have opportunities that give students hands-on experience with data and the research process and opportunities to reward the research work you encourage them to complete. This Webinar will introduce you to the ins and outs of the Student Paper Competitions – did you know we actually have four separate competitions for undergraduates and Master's students? – and the Summer Internship Program. ICPSR’s Internship Program has been the recipient of the “Best Employer” award for the state of Michigan and was recently funded by the National Science Foundation as a Research Experience for Undergraduates. Tune in to see amazing work done by previous paper competition winners and interns, hear about “lessons learned” that translate into tips for interviews or graduate school applications, and more!

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From ICPSR: Real Students, Real-World Experiences


Tuesday, November 29, 2011


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

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