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Women in Development, 1979-1980 (ICPSR 8053)

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This file contains national-level data concerning female/male differentials over a range of demographic and socioeconomic variables for each of 69 developing countries. Breakdowns by age and urban/rural residence were frequently included. Data were drawn primarily from censuses and reliable surveys, and constitute the most recently available information at the time of collection. The 69 countries included in the file were all Agency for International Development recipients. Nine countries from Asia are included, 14 in Latin America, 36 in Africa, and 10 in the Near East.

Series: Women in Development Series

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United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Women in Development, 1979-1980. ICPSR08053-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1982. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08053.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   age, Agency for International Development, census data, demographic characteristics, developing nations, economic aid, education, fertility, gender roles, household composition, income distribution, infant mortality, international development, literacy rates, national economy, population, rural areas, socioeconomic status, urban areas, women, women in development

Geographic Coverage:   Afghanistan, Africa, Asia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Global, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Latin America, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Middle East, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Yemen, Zambia

Time Period:  

  • 1979--1980

Date of Collection:  

  • 1979--1980

Data Types:   census/enumeration data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The file is designed to produce up to 31 tables for each country for each year. Data records are sorted by table, country, and year. There are a total of 37,220 records.



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