I have used a variety of data sources in my own research across different national contexts. Click the links below to access these data resources. Also, I provide links for other important data resources commonly used in social science research.


China Family Panel Studies (CFPS), Institute of Social Science Survey (ISSS) of Peking University (China).

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS), National Center for Education Statistics (USA).

Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS), National Center for Education Statistics (USA).

High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), National Center for Education Statistics (USA).

National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), National Center for Education Statistics (USA).

The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), Carolina Population Center (USA).

Youth Development Study (YDS), University of Minnesota (USA).

Other Links

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS).

Chinese National Survey Data Archive (CNSDA).