International Data Base, February 1990 (ICPSR 8490)

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


This dataset contains information from tables of demographic, economic and social data for the countries of the world. Information presented includes population, health, nutrition, mortality, fertility, family planning and contraceptive use, literacy, housing, and economic activity data. Tabular data are broken down by such variables as age, sex, and urban/rural residence.

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DS2:  Notes
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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. International Data Base, February 1990. ICPSR08490-v3. Ann Arbor MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-01-23.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    aging, agriculture, birth control, birth rates, demographic characteristics, education, employment, ethnicity, fertility rates, Gross National Product, health, health care facilities, households, housing, immigration, income, labor force, literacy, mortality rates, nutrition, occupations, population, population migration, religion, unemployment, vital statistics, youths

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

Data are organized as a series of statistical tables identified by country and table number. Each record consists of the data values associated with a single row of a given table. There are 105 tables with data for 208 countries. The second file is a note file, containing text of notes associated with various tables. These notes provide information such as definitions of categories (i.e. urban/rural) and how various values were calculated.



Original ICPSR Release:   1986-06-06


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