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National Population and Government Expenditures, 1972 (ICPSR 7413)

Principal Investigator(s): Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research


This dataset merges 1972 data on social and military expenditures in 132 nations selected from WORLD MILITARY AND SOCIAL EXPENDITURES, 1974 (see Data Source) with information on demographic attributes of the same nations in 1972 obtained from WORLD POPULATION, 1973 (ICPSR 5032), collected by the United States Bureau of the Census. Military expenditures as well as international peacekeeping, public education, public health, and foreign economic aid expenditures are presented as both raw and per capita measures. Other information includes number of teachers, school age population per teacher, illiteracy rates, number of qualified physicians, population per physician, infant mortality rates, and population per soldier.

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Study Description


Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. NATIONAL POPULATION AND GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES, 1972. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1976. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07413.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07413.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    education, foreign aid, government expenditures, health, infant mortality, military expenditures, nations, population estimates, population projections, social expenditures, world population

Time Period:   

  • 1972

Date of Collection:   

  • 1973

Universe:    132 nations worldwide.

Data Type(s):    census data, and administrative data

Data Collection Notes:

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 Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

(1) Sivard, Ruth Leger. WORLD MILITARY AND SOCIAL EXPENDITURES, 1974. New York, NY: Institute for World Order, 1974. (2) WORLD POPULATION, 1973 (ICPSR 5032)

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-07-02

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