Technical Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about IPUMS PMA? See our FAQ.

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Introduction to IPUMS PMA Webinar

Watch a recording of our Introduction to IPUMS PMA webinar. You can find a write up of the Q&A here.

Video Tutorials

If you are having trouble with the IPUMS PMA data extract system or opening data extracts in your preferred statistical package, please see our brief tutorials for an introduction to our website:

Video Tutorials

User Notes

Questions and Answers

For specific questions about the data or website, please search for an answer on th IPUMS user forum. You can also ask a question there, which one of our staff members or a fellow user will answer.

IPUMS User Forum

User Feedback / Errors

We also welcome suggestions and feedback about errors, inconsistencies, or ambiguities in the data and documentation. If you discover a significant error, we will happily send you a complimentary IPUMS mug. Please send feedback to ipums@umn.edu.

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Data Exercises

These links open text documents that guide users through creating and downloading a customized data file; entering SAS, SPSS, R, or Stata commands; and solving problems by interpreting cross-tabulations or other calculated statistics using the harmonized data.

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English Exercise 1
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Français Exercise 1
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