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Contemporary Social Welfare Policies

This guide focuses on resources that you can use when seeking information on social welfare policies and issues since the 1930s.

PolicyMap

PolicyMap allows you to download and map data relating to demographics, housing, income, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, manufacturing, supermarket access, and more. Includes data sets from over 150 public and proprietary sources

Finding Statistics

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
The basic databook for U.S. national-level statistics.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1878-2012
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Access to data from more than 70 organizational sources. Most data series focus on recent years and a few prior decades, although some data series extend back to the 19th century. Rutgers-restricted Access

U.S. Demographics

data.census.gov
Search to access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Criminal Justice

Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics Database
Data for city and county statistics from 1985 through the most recent year available. Includes city jurisdictions with populations of 10,000 or more and county agencies of 25,000 or more. Includes statistics for violent crime (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft).

New Jersey Data Book

New Jersey Data Book
Demographic, fiscal, geographic, school and political data on New Jersey’s counties, towns and legislative districts. Requires registration.

New Jersey State Data Center

State Data Center Data compiled by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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