Social Science Data Library

The Social Science Data Library is Temple University’s repository for computerized social science data and a primary center for expertise in the analysis and presentation of such data. Members of Temple Community (full, free service for instructional needs; fees charged for extensive analytical services on time-consuming projects). Non-Temple Personnel (limited set of services, sometimes fee-based).

  • Faculty
  • Graduate students
  • Undergraduate students
  • Administration

SSDL Services

We can help you with the following services:

  • Research design
  • Identifying data sources
  • Data collection methods
  • Data analysis

Provide access to data:

Philadelphia Health Management Corporation’s (PHMC) Community Health Data Base (CHDB) The survey includes information about the health status, personal health behaviors, access to and utilization of area health services, and other issues for some 13,000 residents in the five county Pennsylvania side of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Geographically-related data are available at the census tract, zip code, county, and regional level. SSDL has the data for 1998, 2000, and 2002. Special samples are available for children and the elderly.

Philadelphia Educational Longitudinal Study (PELS) The Philadelphia Educational Longitudinal Study (PELS) is a comprehensive database following a cohort of 2000 students in the School District of Philadelphia from the close of their 8th grade year in 1996 to three years past on-time graduation, 2003.

Data Resources by Topic Area

Example Publications

Main Office
Entertainment and Community Education Center (ECEC)- Suite 401
1509 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
(215) 204-8355
Fax: (215) 204-4416


Managing Director
Heidi E. Grunwald, PhD
(215) 204-2217
grunwald@temple.edu


Manager of Survey Operations
Keisha Miles
(215) 204-4936
kmiles@temple.edu


MIS Development Engineer
David F. Tucker
(215) 204-5100
dtucker@temple.edu


Sampling Statistician Collaborator
Mansour Fahimi, PhD