How do I obtain IPUMS-International data?
All IPUMS-International data are delivered through our data extraction system. Users select the variables and samples they are interested in, and the system creates a custom-made extract containing only this information. The system will pool data from multiple samples into a single data file; in fact, it was primarily designed for this purpose.
IPUMS-International never distributes complete samples of any census; data are only delivered through the extract system. Instructions for the downloading and reading the data are available here.
Data are generated on our server. The system sends out an email message to the user when the extract is completed. The user must download the extract and analyze it on their local machine. The extract system is accessed through the Data Cart, which becomes clickable once you have selected variables and samples.