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World Distance Tables, 1948-1974 (ICPSR 6152)

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Originally part of a research project on world trade flows during 1948-1974, this data collection contains road, rail, sea, and air distances between 201 countries.

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Study Description


Hengeveld, W.A.B. WORLD DISTANCE TABLES, 1948-1974. ICPSR version. Amsterdam, Holland: W.A.B. Hengeveld, University of Amsterdam [producer], 1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06152.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   cargo shipments, commodities, international markets, international trade, products

Time Period:  

  • 1948--1974

Date of Collection:  

  • 1983

Universe:   201 countries listed in the International Monetary Fund's "Data Fund" during the period 1948-1974.

Data Types:   aggregate data


Data Source:

various atlases and other publications


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB6152.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


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