About IEPM/IPUMS

Thanks to the support of official statistical agencies from a large number of European countries, the Integrated European Population Microdata (IEPM) database (previously Intergated European Census Microdata-IECM), one of the world’s largest integrated research infrastructure for the study of human populations, is now under construction.

The database contains anonymized microdata samples encompassing 16 countries, 66 censuses and totaling more than 135 million person records. With major funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the United States, integration and full documentation of the data are being organized by the Minnesota Population Center, in parallel with similar activities covering other parts of the world with sustained funding by the National Science Foundation of the United States.

The Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics (CED) has been successful in attracting European Union research programmes (FP6, FP7 and H2020) support for enhancing, harmonizing and disseminating the integrated European microdata and metadata as well as for coordinating tasks based in Europe.

IPUMS International is disseminating 301 integrated census microdata sets from 85 countries. European censuses constitute approximately one-third of the database thanks to the widespread support of national statistical agencies in Europe.

IEPM Projects

    Harmonazing the integrated European Census Microdata (HIECM) 2006-09
    Institution: Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics.
    Principal investigators: Albert Esteve, Anna Cabré.
    Funding: European Comission, Research Infraestructures Action. FP6- 026033 and Departament d'Universitats Recerca i Societat de la informació (DURSI).

    Disseminating the Integrated European Census Microdata (DIECM) 2005-08
    Institution: Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics.
    Principal investigators: Anna Cabré, Albert Esteve.
    Funding: European Comission, Research Infraestructures Action, FP6-515830 and Departament d'Universitats Recerca i Societat de la Informació (DURSI).

    Coordinating the integrated European Census Microdata (CIECM) 2005-06
    Institution: Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics.
    Principal investigators: Anna Cabré, Albert Esteve.
    Funding: European Comission, Research Infraestructures Action, FP6-515829 and Departament d'Universitats Recerca i Societat de la Informació (DURSI).

    IPUMS Europe: Integrating the Region's Microdata (IPUMS-Europe) 2004-08
    Institution: Minnesota Population Center.
    Principal investigators: Robert McCaa, Steven Ruggles, Matt Sobek, Miriam King, Deborah Levison.
    Funding: National Institutes of Health, Grant HD047283.
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    Data Without Boundaries (DwB) 2011-2015
    Funding: European Commission's 7th Framework Programme.
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    Inclusive Growth Research Infraestructure Diffusion (InGRID) 2013-2017
    Institution: HIVA-KU Leuven(Leader).
    Principal investigators: Guy Van Gyes (HIVA-KU Leaven), Albert Esteve (CED).
    Funding: European Union's Seventh Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under Grant Agreement No 312691.
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    Inclusive Growth Research Infraestructure Diffusion 2 (InGRID2) 2017-2021
    Institution: HIVA-KU Leuven(Leader).
    Principal investigators: Guy Van Gyes (HIVA-KU Leaven), Albert Esteve (CED).
    Funding: H2020-European Commission-Research and Innovation Action under Grant Agreement No 730998.
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