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World Population 1955-1981: Recent Demographic Estimates for the Countries and Regions of the World (ICPSR 8054)

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This data collection contains international demographic information. There are nine types of records for each country. The first record contains general information about the country including name, development status, and region codes. Records 2-5 include vital rates for 1978 and population estimates for 1950-1979. Records 6-9 contain estimates for 1980-1985 for countries with populations of 10 million or more.

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. World Population 1955-1981: Recent Demographic Estimates for the Countries and Regions of the World. ICPSR08054-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1982. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08054.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   birth rates, mortality rates, population, population estimates, population migration, world population

Geographic Coverage:   Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America, Middle East, North America

Time Period:  

  • 1955--1981

Data Collection Notes:

Users should note that although the title of this collection indicates that the data are from 1955-1981, data from 1950 and 1982-1985 are also included for some records.



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