Welcome to Data Zoom!

Data Zoom provides free packages in Stata to access microdata from IBGE's household surveys. To generate data sets in ready-to-use Stata format, just download the original data and run the programs on your computer. Data Zoom provides tools that help researchers standardize surveys across time, build panel databases and deflate nominal variables. IBGE systematically collects high quality household surveys. However, few researchers are well equipped with the adequate set of algorithms to use them. Data Zoom fills this gap, making available the necessary tools to access the 1970-2010 Census editions, PNADs (since 1981), PNAD-Contínua (since 2012), PMEs (since 1991), POFs (since 1995), PNS (2013), and ECINFs (1997, 2003).

Data Zoom was developed by the Department of Economics at PUC-Rio with support from FINEP. Access to Data Zoom is free and open. We would appreciate your acknowledgement when accessing Data Zoom. Please send a copy of your work to datazoom@econ.puc-rio.br.

New: The package for reading the Brazilian Consumer Expenditure Survey (POF) 2017-18 microdata is available. For downloading guidelines and more information about the survey, click here.