About IPUMS MICS
The UNICEF MICS (Multiple Indicator Cluster surveys) are the leading source of comparative data on well-being of children and women in low- and middle-income countries. These nationally representative health surveys have been carried out since the 1990s. The surveys collect information from households with an emphasis on women of childbearing age, men of similar ages, children age 0-4, and children age 5-17.
For more information on the MICS data, visit The UNICEF MICS website.
IPUMS MICS is modelled, in part, on other IPUMS projects used by over 100,000 researchers around the world created at the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation at the University of Minnesota.
IPUMS MICS adds value to the original MICS samples in the following ways:
- variables are coded consistently across countries and over time;
- web-based search and discovery tools display variable availability across surveys;
- documentation is organized on a cross-survey, variable-specific basis;
- users can create customized datasets using syntax generated by a web dissemination system, at no cost.
IPUMS MICS is a collaboration of the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation and UNICEF. IPUMS MICS is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.