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Women in Development IV, 1983 (ICPSR 8155)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


This file contains national-level data concerning female/male differentials over a range of demographic and socioeconomic variables for each of 120 developing countries. Breakdowns by age and urban/rural residence are frequently included. Data were drawn primarily from censuses and reliable surveys, and constitute the most recently available information at the time of collection. The 120 countries included in the file are all recipients of Agency for International Development aid. There are data for 19 countries from Asia/Pacific, 21 from Latin America/Caribbean, 41 from Sub-Saharan Africa, 15 from the Near East/North Africa, two from North America, 21 from Europe, and the Soviet Union.

Series: Women in Development Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Women in Development IV, 1983. ICPSR08155-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08155.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08155.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    age, Agency for International Development, census data, demographic characteristics, developing nations, economic aid, fertility, foreign aid, gender roles, income, international development, occupations, rural areas, sex discrimination, social change, social roles, socioeconomic status, urban areas, women, women in development

Geographic Coverage:    Afghanistan, Africa, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Asia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Global, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Latin America, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North America, North Korea, Pacific Ocean, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South America, South Korea, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam (Socialist Republic), Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Time Period:   

  • 1970--1983

Date of Collection:   

  • 1983

Universe:    All persons covered by the 1970 round of censuses and/or the most recent census or survey in 120 countries in the following regions: Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Near East/North Africa, North America, Europe, and the Soviet Union.

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This hierarchical dataset contains seven record types sorted by table, country, and year. There are 70,529 records in all.


Data Source:

censuses and surveys


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-10


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