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Administrative Data Metadata

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The Census Bureau uses information from many sources to produce statistics, obtained through data use agreements with federal and state agencies. We have extracted variable lists from the agreements so you can see the specific data elements that were shared with Census. The index shows a list of data sharing agreements, and we have added links about the sources and programs whose data they contain. These data element details can improve your research designs as well as increase the specificity of your proposals. See their Data Linkage Infrastructure site for more information.

Where did this information come from? 

The Census Bureau uses information from many sources to produce statistics, obtained through data use agreements with federal and state agencies. See their Data Linkage Infrastructure site for more information.

How do I use this site? 

The Index shows a list of data sharing agreements, and we have added links about the sources and programs whose data they contain.  We have extracted variable lists from the agreements so you can see the specific data elements that were shared with Census.  These data element details can improve your research designs as well as increase the specificity of your proposals.  

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