IPUMS-International Team

Kristen Jeffers

Senior Data Analyst
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IPUMS Data Projects


Research Interests and Project Expertise

Data quality assessment; variable harmonization; data documentation; international migration; immigrant integration


I have several years' experience in data integration, with a focus on variable harmonization, data documentation, and data quality and comparability. I have also served as a project manager for the IPUMS Center for Data Integration, managing a collaboration with the Gates Foundation focused on child health and nutrition. I am interested in improving accessibility of census and survey microdata for policy-making. Before joining IPUMS, I worked in Europe researching immigration integration acorss the European Union. I have served as consultant to the International Organization for Migration. I hold a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Selected Works

Jeffers, Kristen, Jasper Tjaden and Frank Laczko. 2018. A pilot study on disaggregating SDG indicators by migratory status. International Organization for Migration, Geneva.

Jeffers, Kristen, Miriam King, Lara Cleveland, and Patricia Kelly Hall. 2017. "Data Resource Profile: IPUMS-International." International Journal of Epidemiology.

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