Brochure for the Latin American Data Bank of the University of Florida

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Title:
Brochure for the Latin American Data Bank of the University of Florida
Physical Description:
Brochure
Creator:
University of Florida Latin American Data Bank
Publisher:
University of Florida Latin American Data Bank
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Latin American Data Bank ( LADB )

Notes

Abstract:
The Latin American Data Bank ( LADB) started in 1966 per this document from 1971 that dates the project to 5 years prior.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
System ID:
AA00001624:00002

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COUNTRIES

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HONDURAS
NICARAGUA
PANAMA
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DATA TYPES

POPULATION CENSUSES
HOUSING CENSUSES
INDUSTRIAL CENSUSES
COMMERCIAL CENSUSES
AGRICULTURAL CENSUSES
ELECTION DATA
OTHER SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DATA


CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE. FLORIDA 32601


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A S3CIOLOGIST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN NEEDS

ARGENTINE IIDIVIDUAL-LEVEL DATA ON AGE, OCCUPATION, AND

YEARS OF RESIDENCE IN PRESENT LOCATIONo

A WISCOMSIN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST IS INTERESTED IN

OBTAINING LAND-TENURE DATA FOR COSTA RICAa

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS A POLITICAL SCIENTIST WANTS

TO INVESTIGATE COLOMBIAN ELECTION TRENDS, BY POLLING PLACEe

WHERF DO ALL THESE MEN TURN?

TO THE LATIN AMERICAN DATA BANK (LADB) OF THE UNIVERSITY

OF FLORIDA -- THE MAJOR CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES FOR

LARGE-SCA.E CENSUS AND ELECTION DATA FILES ON THE NATIONS

TO THE SOUTH.

THE LADB, FOUNDED ONLY FIVE YEARS AGO, NOW HAS OVER

TWELVE MILLION CARD IMAGES OF DATA FOR TWELVE LATIN AMERICAN

COUNTRIES: THESE DATA FILES ARE ALL ON COMPUTER TAPES OR

CARDSo

ONCE A FORMAL REQUEST FOR DATA ARRIVES AT THE BANK THE

APPROPRIATE FILES ARE USUALLY CN THEIR WAY THROUGH THE MAILS

TO THE USER IN LESS THAN A WEEKa LADB CAN NOT ONLY PROVIDE






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COMPLETE FILES OF MOST DATA TYPES, BUT ALSO WILL DRAW

SAMPLES AND RUN MARGINALS, CROSS-TABULATIONS, OR OTHER

TYPES OF ANALYSES, USING A SPECIAL SET OF PROGRAMS FOR THE

UNIVERSITY'S IBM 36C/65o

ALL OF THESE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AT COSTe AMONG THE

CHARGE FACTORS ARE COMPUTER TIME FOR THE GENERATION OR

DUPLICATION OF A DATA SET; PRINTOUT COSTS FOR DICTIONARIES,

CODEBOOKS, 3R ANALYSES; XEROX COSTS FOR DOCUMENTS,

QUESTIONNAIRES, ETC.; TAPES AND CARDS; AND A SMALL SERVICE

FEE TO COVER OTHER COSTSe

A SPECIAL VALUE OF THE CENSUS HOLDINGS IS THAT THEY

ENABLE SCHOLARS TO AVOID SOME OF THE PROBLEMS OF ECOLOGICAL

ANALYSIS (SEE DOGAN AND ROKKAN9 QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGICAL

ANALYSIS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, MIT PRESS, 1969)e FOR

EXAMPLE, LADB DATA ALLOW THE MICHIGAN SCHOLAR MENTIONED

ABOVE TO AVOID POSSIBLE ECOLOGICAL FALLACIES WHICH MIGHT

RESULT FROM USING AGGREGATE-LEVEL DATAe

ANOTHER ADVANTAGE OF THE LADB HOLDINGS IS THAT THEY

ALLOW THE GENERATION OF AGGREGATE DATA FOR USE IN

COMBINATION WITH INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OTHER LADB FILES,

OR FROM OUTSIDE SOURCES THIS AGGREGATED DATA MAY TAKE

THE FORM OF DISTRIBUTIONAL MEASURESe AN EXAMPLE OF SUCH A

USE WOU.D BE THE STUDY OF ONE-SIDEDNESS OF VOTING RESULTS

AND DEGREE 3F ECONOMIC INEQUALITY, BY POLLING DISTRICTS,

SOME 3F THE DATA FILES HELD BY LADB ARE AVAILABLE

NOWHERE ELSEe THE ORIGINAL FILES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED,


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OR THE DATA HAVE BEEN PUT IN MACHINE-READABLE FORM ONLY

BY LADBo

THESE DATA AIE AVAILABLE TC ALL ACADEMIC USERSo NO

OTHER RESEARCHERS, WHETHER COMMERCIAL OR GOVERNMENTAL, MAY

BE SERVEDo RE-DIFFUSION OF THE DATA OR SUBCONTRACTING WITH

THIRD PARTIES FOR THEIR USE OR EXPLOITATION IS PROHIBITEDo

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL LADB AT 904-392--375, OR

FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW, TEAR IT OFF, AND SEND TO






PROF KURT KENT, DIRECTOR
LATIN AMERICAN DATA BANK
CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA 32601










PLEASE SEND ME THE FOLLOWING:

GENERAL INFORMATION

COMPLETE DATA LIST

USER'S APPLICATION FORM

NAME _

INSTITUTE I3N __

ADDRESS
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