Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Job Openings at IPUMS

Here's a message I needed to pass along. If you haven't used IPUMS before, you might want to check out what they have available.

Dear IPUMS Users,

I am writing to pass on information about several job openings at the Minnesota Population Center, and to inform you of upcoming data release plans.

The Minnesota Population Center is recruiting a post-doctoral researcher to work on IPUMS-CPS; the start date is flexible. We also have immediate openings for Research Associates/Research Scientists to work on IPUMS-USA and two other projects.

To obtain more information and download position announcements, please visit our website at

The Census Bureau plans to release microdata from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) on September 22nd, 2009. We will produce an IPUMS version of this dataset within a week of its public release. The IPUMS version of the data will be available via the IPUMS-USA site at

Finally, earlier today we released the IPUMS version of the 2009 March Current Population Survey, available on the IPUMS-CPS site at

Please redistribute this message to any researchers who might be interested.


Steve Ruggles
IPUMS Principal Investigator
Regents Professor
University of Minnesota


  1. Hi Friends,
    There are plenty of job

    in India.Just post your resume and get your dream job.All the best

  2. Unemployment is the worst case, but these can be minimized through education to everyone. In India, Government has made compulsory education to the all the children's and i hope in future there are more job openings and everyone gets benefited.