World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators I and A Cross-Polity Survey: Merged Data, 1961-1963 (ICPSR 5023)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Bruce Russett; Arthur S. Banks; Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research


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This merged data collection contains political, social, economic and demographic information for 141 selected countries in the period 1961-1963 and is also designed as a research and reference aid in the field of comparative politics. Information is provided for population size and growth rate, country size, date of independence, former colonial ruler, level of urbanization, political modernization, governmental stability, per capita gross national product (GNP), foreign trade as a percentage of the GNP, government revenues and expenditures, political leadership, character of the bureaucracy, legislature, the legal system, status of economic development, international financial status, westernization, literacy rate, degree of freedom of the press, religious configuration, and racial, religious, and linguistic homogeneity. Data are also provided for government employment, military personnel, defense expenditure, current electoral system, percentage of votes in national elections for the Communist party, religious parties, and the secular parties, regime's ideological orientation, domestic group violence, sectionalism, percentage of speakers of dominant language, private consumption, agricultural and industrial labor, index of achievement motivation, and inhabitants per doctor and hospital bed. Data on population characteristics provide information on live births and deaths per 1,000 population, population annual rate increase, percentage of students in primary and secondary education, marriages per 1,000 population, immigrants and emigrants per 1,000 population, income distribution, and Roman Catholics, Christians, and Moslems as percentage of the population. Additional variables provide information on daily newspaper circulation, radios and television ownership per 1,000 population, and cinema attendance.

Russett, Bruce, Banks, Arthur S., and Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators I and A Cross-Polity Survey:  Merged Data, 1961-1963. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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Benin Angola Cambodia Sudan Paraguay Portugal Syria North Korea Greece Mongolia Iran Morocco Mali Panama Guatemala Guyana Iraq Chile Laos Nepal Argentina Tanzania Zambia Ghana Belize India Canada Turkey Belgium Namibia Taiwan Finland South Africa Trinidad and Tobago Netherlands Antilles Central African Republic Jamaica Peru Germany Yemen Vietnam (Socialist Republic) Puerto Rico United States Guinea China (Peoples Republic) Somalia Chad Madagascar Ivory Coast Thailand Libya Costa Rica Sweden Malawi Poland Kuwait Jordan Nigeria Bulgaria Tunisia Sri Lanka Uruguay Kenya Switzerland Spain Lebanon Cuba Venezuela Liberia Czech Republic Mauritania Burkina Faso Israel Australia Soviet Union Myanmar Cameroon Cyprus Malaysia Iceland Global Gabon South Korea Great Britain Austria Yugoslavia Mozambique El Salvador Luxembourg Brazil Algeria Colombia Ecuador Hungary Japan Mauritius Albania New Zealand Senegal Italy Honduras Ethiopia Haiti Afghanistan Burundi Singapore Egypt Sierra Leone Bolivia Malta Saudi Arabia Netherlands Pakistan Ireland France Romania Togo Niger Philippines Rwanda Nicaragua Barbados Norway Democratic Republic of Congo Denmark Dominican Republic Uganda Mexico Zimbabwe Suriname Indonesia

1961 -- 1963

The data from this study's two collections were merged on country codes. As the polities included in the Cross-Polity Survey are a subset of those included in the Handbook, missing data codes have been assigned to countries with no Cross-Polity information.

The world's independent polities as of April 1, 1963.

A total of 141 independent countries.

The United Nations and its various agencies, official publications of national governments, special studies, and numerous monographs and other works from scholars and nongovernmental research organizations

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