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Social Welfare Research Resources

Information resources for research on social welfare topics

Library Research Tools

Wisconsin Data and Statistics

Data Repositories

Government Data Resources

Additional Statistical Information

Resources containing demographic data as well as general information on statistics and analysis.

  • U.S. Census: American FactFinder
    Demographic profiles of various geographic areas;  including population rates, employment rates, and housing information and other data collected in U.S. Census Bureau surveys.
  • Consumer Expenditure Survey
    Demographic information on the buying habits of American consumers for 300 broad product categories; data collected in U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys.
  • American Time Use Survey
    Measures the amount of time people spend on various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing; data collected in U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys.
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  • Claritas: My Best Segments
    Snapshots of demographic traits, lifestyles & behaviors by zip code.
  • City-data.com
    Demographic information on the buying habits of American consumers for 300 broad product categories; data collected in U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys.
  • ESRI Zip Code Lookup Tool
    Snapshots of socioeconomic & demographic characteristics as well as lifestyles by zip code.
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  • American Marketplace (via LexisNexis Academic)  
    Provides in-depth marketing analysis (demographics and spending patterns) based on data collected mainly from the federal government.
  • NPD Group: Press Releases
    Browse press releases from the NPD Group, a global provider of consumer and retail market research information; press releases often contain statistical data and can be browsed by date and by industry. 
  • Marketing Charts
    Collection of 2,500 charts and data files related to marketing, with a special focus on marketing in the media industry.