Social Work *: Topic Specific Statistics and Data

Library resources for the social work profession.

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We recommend the resources below to find data and statistics on various topics. Using a search engine, like Google can also be helpful in accessing statistics online. For example, searching child labor statistics on Google will bring up results relevant to the topic. When using a search engine, you can specify the domain (government, nonprofits). 

keyword:site domain

A search for child labor will exclusively return results from government websites

screenshot of Google results search

Another good rule of thumb, is to go to the county or state department websites. For example, if you are looking for data or statistics about free lunch programs or english language learners in New York State, I would check out the New York State Department of Education website. 

Data Sets

The following list provides access to datasets available through the USC Libraries or through open access resources.

Mental and Behavioral Health

Children, Youth and Families

Crime and the Justice System




Epidemiology and Health Statistics