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Econ 154: Economics of Discrimination: Social Welfare

Databases

Anthropology Plus. Indexes journal articles, essays, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology as well as ethnology, and material culture. 

Contemporary Women's Issues. Indexes a wide range of journals, hard-to-find newsletters, reports, pamphlets, fact sheets, and guides covering a broad array of gender-related issues.

EconLit. The most comprehensive index to scholarly journal articles in economics. It also lists books and dissertations, and indexes

JSTOR. Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles. JSTOR is an archive which means that current issues (generally the most recent 3-5 years) of the journals are not yet available.

NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) Abstracts Database. Summaries of more than 200,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Library collection. 

PolicyFile. Index to public policy literature taken from reports from a think tanks, Non-governmental organizations, international governmental organizations, and other institutions worldwide.

Sociological Abstracts. Indexes journals, books, dissertations, and reviews in the social sciences on sociological topics as well as selected anthropology, criminology, demography, law, social psychology, and urban development.

Sociology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection  Journals published by SAGE and participating societies. Covers Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Labor Studies, Social Theory and more.

ProQuest Social Sciences. An interdisciplinary meta-search through 22 of the the social sciences indexes on the ProQuest platform. 

Social Services Abstracts. Indexes scholarly and professional journals worldwide related to the fields of social work, social welfare, human services, community development, and social policy.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Indexes books, journals, and dissertations in political science, international relations, law and politics, political economy, public administration, and public policy.

Key Data Sources

For additional sources please see the library data page on social welfare statistics.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2010. U.S. Social Security Administration. Statistical information about Social Security payouts, Medicare, Medicaid, and other benefits programs.

Aging Integrated Database.   On-line query system based on the Administration for Community Living (ACL) related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes.

California Open Justice. Data on crimes, arrests, domestic violence, probation and more, from the California DoJ.

ChildStats.gov.  Statistics and other information on child poverty.

Child welfare dynamic report system. Collaboration of California Department of Social Services and UC Berkeley. Presents detailed, dynamically-generated statistics on child welfare cases, outcomes, services, and more.

Data Planet.  Comprehensive US statistical database that also includes some international data, e.g. from the World Bank and IMF. Excellent place to start.

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States. Presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the Current Population Survey.

National Archives of Criminal Justice Data. From ICPSR,

OECD iLibrary.  The statistics section includes data on taxation, health care, employment, social expenditures, and many other policy indicators.

Social Explorer. Current and historical census data and other demographic information, such as religious organizations. Web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze and  demographic and social change

Social Security Administration Statistics. Program statistics and data files on programs covered by the Social Security Administation (Disability, SSI,OASI, Medicare, etc.).

Youth Risks Behavior Portal.  From the Centers for Disease Control - data on youth risk behaviors.

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