Technical Support

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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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 our user forum. You can also ask a question there, which one of our staff members or a fellow user will answer.

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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Français Exercise 1
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