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View Resource International Data Base (IDB)

The US Census Bureau provides this excellent, interactive searchable database of international statistical information. The Census Bureau's IDB is highlighted by IDB Online Access, which allows the user to select one of 26 demographic, ethnic, and economic variables and any or "all [of] the countries in the world," and receive a table for that variable for the latest year, selected individual...

https://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/inf...
View Resource LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxemourg Screenshot

The Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg (LIS) has attracted some big names in economics over the past few years, including the income inequality scholar Branko Milanovic and, most recently, Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. What's the draw? Huge, globally relevant income data sets. Data fans can register to gain access to these data sets themselves and the Working...

http://www.lisdatacenter.org
View Resource United Nations Global Statistics

This UN directory site allows users to quickly access national statistics through the official outlets of UN-member states and international statistics through dozens of UN programs and agencies as well as autonomous organizations such as the World Trade Organization and Eurostat. Data covered include, but are not limited to, health care, economics, politics, environment, and social demographics....

http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/global.htm
View Resource American Factfinder

This "data access and dissemination system" from the US Census Bureau offers easy access to some of the Bureau's largest data sets. Users can create a variety of tables, reports, or maps with information on their community, the economy, or American society in just a few steps. Users will have three options for accessing data: Quick Tables and Thematic Maps, which offer predefined reports on the...

https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtm...
View Resource United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: Statistical Database

As anyone who does comparative social science research knows, finding reliable data sources in one place can be a difficult task. Fortunately, there is the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). On the UNECE website, visitors can find data related to macroeconomics, gender, and transport for all of the countries in Europe. First time visitors may want to start by reading the "About...

http://w3.unece.org/PXWeb/en/