What is IECM ?
Thanks to the support of official statistical agencies from a large number of European countries, the Integrated European Census Microdata (IECM) database, one of the worlds largest integrated research infrastructure for the study of human populations, is now under construction.
The database contains anonymized microdata samples encompassing 16 countries, 58 censuses and totaling more than 115 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.
IPUMS International is disseminating 277 integrated census microdata sets from 82 countries. European censuses constitute approximately one-third of the database thanks to the widespread support of national statistical agencies in Europe.
The Centre d'Estudis Demogrāfics (CED) has been successful in attracting European Union Sixth Framework Programme support for enhancing, harmonizing and disseminating the integrated European microdata and metadata as well as for coordinating tasks based in Europe.