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Political and Social Elites of Tanzania, 1964-1968 (ICPSR 5806)

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This study contains biographical data on 705 Tanzanian political and social elites of African or Arab descent who were mentioned at least once in WHO'S WHO IN EAST AFRICA in the period 1964-1968. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, place of birth, region of origin, ethnicity, religion, education, occupation, social class status, military training, foreign travels, party membership, trade union membership, membership in women's organizations, political or party leadership positions held, and the number of professional, political, and social organizations with which the elites were affiliated.

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Study Description


McGowan, Patrick, and Patrick Bolland. POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ELITES OF TANZANIA, 1964-1968. ICPSR05806-v1. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University, Program of East African Studies [producer], 1971. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05806.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   biographical data, leadership, national elites, political elites, social status

Geographic Coverage:   Africa, Tanzania, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1964--1968

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site. (2) See also the related collection, BIOGRAPHICAL DATA ON TANZANIAN ELITES, 1966-1967 (ICPSR 5805).


Sample:   A total of 705 Tanzanian political and social elites of African and Arab descent that were mentioned at least once in the WHO'S WHO IN EAST AFRICA in the period 1964-1968.

Data Source:

WHO'S WHO IN EAST AFRICA. Nairobi, Kenya: Marco Surveys, 1964-1968.


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