The Demographic Data Base
The Demographic Data Base (DDB) started in 1973 as a pilot project, funded by the Ministry of Labour and supported by the Swedish National Archives. In 1978 it became a separate unit at Umeå University, with a clearly stated regulation: to register, process and make data available for research, education and archives, and to promote scientific cooperation and method development.
Today DDB is a part of CEDAR and have working places at four destinations in Sweden: Umeå, Jörn, Karesuando and Haparanda. The Demographic Data Base has developed into a well-known research resource, both nationally and internationally.