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Middle East Time Series Data, 1948-1969 (ICPSR 5014)

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This study contains mainly economic data and some select sociopolitical data for Middle East nations, Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and United Arab Emirates, in the period 1948-1969. Data are provided on economic aid, energy consumption for public use, oil production, national income, total exports and imports, development budget, defense spending, cost of arms race, cost of living index, consumer price index, and monetary exchange ratio. Additional variables provide sociopolitical information on population, the strength of democratic institutions in the nations, the number of illegitimate changes of government, the ruling party, the strength of traditional elites, military and bureaucracy elites, and religious and landed elites, political centralization, encounters between government forces and guerilla forces, attacks on civilians, attacks on bases and strategic installations, and political mobilizations.

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Study Description


Milstein, Jeffrey. Middle East Time Series Data, 1948-1969. ICPSR05014-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05014.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   Arab Israeli conflict, arms race, budgets, civilians, cost of living indexes, coup d'etat, defense spending, economic aid, energy consumption, expenditures, exports, foreign aid, government expenditures, Gross National Product, imports, Middle East, military bases, military expenditures, national income, nations, petroleum industry, political elites, political systems, population size, price indexes, trade

Geographic Coverage:   Egypt, Global, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates

Time Period:  

  • 1948--1969

Universe:   A total of nine Middle East nations.

Data Types:   aggregate data



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