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Programs in the Population Sciences (PiPS) offers a central point where undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate studies or careers in the population sciences can find information and connect with others. PiPS is organized by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) is a university-based organization that creates demographic media, such as user guides, web sites, and hands-on classroom computer materials that make U.S. census data accessible to policymakers, educators, the media, and informed citizens. SSDAN is directed by demographer William H. Frey and utilizes facilities at the Population Studies Center, University of Michigan. SSDAN activities have been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Public Data Queries, Inc., and the U.S. Census Bureau.


William H. Frey
Director, SSDAN
Email:, phone: (888) 257-7244

John P. DeWitt
Manager, SSDAN
Email:, phone: (734) 763-4035

Jill Bouma
Faculty Leader
Email:, phone: (859) 985-3812

Katherine Rowell
Faculty Leader
Email:, phone: (617) 797-6471

Esther Wilder
Faculty Leader
Email:, phone: (718) 960-1128


Population Studies Center
University of Michigan
426 Thompson St
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248

Funding Sources

This project and its website were supported in part by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health under award number R25HD078226.

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