Samuel R. Lucas, Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Professor in the University of California-Berkeley Department of Sociology, and an affiliate of the University of California's Department of Sociology and Demography, has research interests in social stratification, sociology of education, research methods, and research statistics.

MAILING ADDRESS:

Sociology Department
University of California-Berkeley
410 Barrows Hall #1980
Berkeley, California 94720-1980

E-MAIL:

Lucas E-mail Policy

lucas@berkeley.edu

OFFICE HOURS:

Thursdays 12:15-2:00pm

INSTITUTIONAL LINKS

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley Sociology

Sociology Faculty

Sociology Graduate Students

Sociology Staff

Berkeley Demography


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Institute for Research on Poverty

Datasets


Professor Lucas' Data

Math-by-English Tables were used in Tracking Inequality, and contain enough information for analysts to replicate and extend the analysis of 1979 freshman,1980 sophomores, 1981 juniors, and 1982 seniors.(Click to download ASCII file)

Mathematics Mobility Tables were used in Tracking Inequality, and contain enough information for analysts to replicate and extend the analysis of mobility in Mathematics. The data pertain to movement from grade 10, through grade 11, to grade 12.(Click to download ASCII file)

English Mobility Tables were used in Tracking Inequality, and contain enough information for analysts to replicate and extend the analysis of mobility in English. The data pertain to movement from grade 10, through grade 11, to grade 12.(Click to download ASCII file)

Race/Class-Specific English and Mathematics Mobility Tables were used in "Race, Class, and Tournament Track Mobility" (Lucas and Good 2001) and contain enough information for analysts to replicate and extend the analyses of mobility reported therein. The data pertain to movement from grade 10, through grade 11, to grade 12.(Click to download ASCII file)


General Data Depositories

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan serves as a national repository for social scientific data. The data released by ICPSR is public release data. Some of the datasets may be obtained from the locations listed below. The sources below may also make available restricted use versions of the same datasets available through ICPSR.

The Data and Program Library Service (DPLS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison contains many datasets also available via ICPSR. However, DPLS also contains some datafiles not otherwise available. For example, DPLS has datasets on Brazil and Colombia not available via ICPSR.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is a prime source of nationally representative data on education in the United States. Data collection covers a wide range of educational levels and contexts, surveying first graders through graduate faculty, home schooled children and public libraries.

The United States Bureau of the Census has datasets that may be used to study demographic, economic, and social issues in the United States. One may obtain data on individual persons, families, households, block-groups, cities, counties, and states, and these data may reflect one Census year or several decades. It is also possible to download pre-existing tables on a wide range of topics, and to conduct data analyses on-line.

The Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA), is a gateway to data depositories in over a dozen European countries.

The South African Data Archive (SADA), contains machine-readable data on South Africa, and provides links to other data sources in Africa and around the world.

The Survey Data Archive of the University of California-Berkeley, contains data from the General Social Surveys, National Election Surveys, Race and Politics Surveys, and the California 1% Census. One may read codebooks, obtain frequency distributions, and obtain cross-tabulations all on the net.

The University of California-San Diego Search Engine for Social Science Data on the Net, has a simple interface with which one may identify datasets that are available via the web.