The library will soon be activating a subscription to the IMF Statistics E-Library, which will offer all four IMF statistics databases via one portal: International Financial Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, Balance of Payments Statistics, & Government Finance Statistics. The subscription is set to begin July 1, 2009.
The International Household Survey Network is the closest thing to a freely available online catalog of household survey data. The web site is a joint effort of a host international government organizations (including the World Bank, United Nations Statistics Division, the International Labour Organization and many others - see a full listing here). Many of the household survey data sets are free; others are priced. For more information about obtaining data sets please email the development economics librarian.
The library has just ordered the following book on the history of poverty in the United States:
Why America Lost the War on Poverty and How to Win It. By Frank Stricker
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