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National Capability Data: Annual Series, 1950-1988 (ICPSR 9904) RSS

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Summary:

This collection contains economic, military, and population indicators for 155 countries during the years 1950-1988. There are 2 identification and 15 substantive variables, which include size of armed forces, military expenditure, crude steel production, energy consumption, urban and total population, real gross domestic production (RGDP), and percentage share of RGDP in consumption, investment, and government.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Raw Data (Afghanistan-Bangladesh) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS2:  Raw Data (Barbados-Burkina Faso) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS3:  Raw Data (Burundi-Comoros) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS4:  Raw Data (Congo-El Salvador) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS5:  Raw Data (Eq. Guinea-Ghana) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS6:  Raw Data (Greece-Hungary) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS7:  Raw Data (Iceland-Jamaica) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS8:  Raw Data (Japan-Lesotho) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS9:  Raw Data (Liberia-Mauritania) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS10:  Raw Data (Mauritius-Niger) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS11:  Raw Data (Nigeria-Poland) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS12:  Raw Data (Portugal-Sierra Leone) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS13:  Raw Data (Singapore-Sweden) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS14:  Raw Data (Switzerland-Uganda) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS15:  Raw Data (U.A.E.-Yemen) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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DS16:  Raw Data (Y.P.D.R.-Zimbabwe) and Data List Statement - Download All Files (0.1 MB)
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DS17:  Codebook for All Parts
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Study Description

Citation

Taylor, Charles Lewis, and Joachim Amm. NATIONAL CAPABILITY DATA: ANNUAL SERIES, 1950-1988. Blacksburg, VA: Charles Lewis Taylor and Joachim Amm, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University [producers], 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09904.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   armed forces, economic history, economic indicators, energy consumption, international economics, industrial indicators, military expenditures, population characteristics

Geographic Coverage:   Global

Time Period:  

  • 1950--1988

Date of Collection:  

  • 1990

Universe:   All countries in the world.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The 16 data files, Parts 1-16, cover 155 countries, with 10 countries grouped alphabetically in each file, except for Part 16, which contains 5 countries. Each data file was created by an SPSS/PC write command and contains a data list statement which specifies variable names and column locations followed by the actual data records. Users should note that file structure, case count, variable count, and records per case specifications in the part information describe the data portion of each file, while record length specifications describe the physical character of each file, including the data list statements. Data for many countries for the years 1986-1988 are incomplete. Part 17, the Codebook for All Parts, notes which of the 16 data files to access for data on a particular country.

Methodology

Data Source:

(1) THE MILITARY BALANCE (yearbook issues 1962/1963-1989/1990), (2) WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURES AND ARMS TRANSFERS (yearbook issues 1971, 1968-1977, 1987, 1988), (3) STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL PEACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE YEARBOOK (1972-1989 issues), (4) UNITED NATIONS STATISTICAL YEARBOOK (1953-1985/1986 issues), (5) UNITED NATIONS DEMOGRAPHIC YEARBOOK (1987), (6) UNITED NATIONS DEMOGRAPHIC YEARBOOK, HISTORICAL SUPPLEMENT (1979), (7) PENN WORLD TABLES--MARK IV, and (8) WORLD TABLES (1988-1989)

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 17 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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