Cross-National Data Analysis Learning Package (ICPSR 5701)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Arthur S. Banks

Version V1

This study contains cross-sectional data on the economic, political, and population characteristics of 108 independent nations in the period 1961-1970. Also included are limited longitudinal data for 60 nations in the period 1919-1970. The dataset was developed to introduce students to cross-national political data analyses. Economic variables provide information on the gross national product (GNP), government revenues and expenditures, foreign aid, imports and exports per capita, each nation's proportion of world trade, defense and educational expenditures as percentage of the GNP, energy, electric, steel, and cement production and consumption per capita, and the percentage of the workforce in industry and in agriculture. Data on political regimes and systems include the type of regime, effectiveness of the executive and legislative branches, size of the legislature, polyarchy index of democratic performance, press freedom, political and civil rights, number of coups d'etat, major constitutional and cabinet changes, legislative elections, and dates of independence. Population characteristics variables include population density, urbanization index, internal security forces and the size of the military as proportion of the adult population, and infant mortality rate as proportion of live births. Demographic variables include religion, ethnicity, literacy, and languages.

Banks, Arthur S. Cross-National Data Analysis Learning Package. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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Benin   Cambodia   Paraguay   Portugal   Syria   North Korea   Greece   Iran   Morocco   Mali   Panama   Guatemala   Iraq   Chile   Laos   Nepal   Argentina   Ghana   India   Canada   Turkey   Belgium   Taiwan   Finland   South Africa   Central African Republic   Peru   Germany   Yemen   Vietnam (Socialist Republic)   United States   Guinea   China (Peoples Republic)   Somalia   Chad   Madagascar   Ivory Coast   Thailand   Libya   Costa Rica   Sweden   Poland   Jordan   Bulgaria   Tunisia   Sri Lanka   Uruguay   United Kingdom   Switzerland   Spain   Lebanon   Cuba   Venezuela   Liberia   Czech Republic   Mauritania   Burkina Faso   Israel   Australia   Soviet Union   Myanmar   Cameroon   Cyprus   Malaysia   Iceland   Global   Niue   Gabon   South Korea   Austria   Yugoslavia   El Salvador   Luxembourg   Brazil   Algeria   Colombia   Ecuador   Hungary   Japan   Albania   New Zealand   Senegal   Italy   Honduras   Ethiopia   Haiti   Afghanistan   Egypt   Bolivia   Saudi Arabia   Netherlands   Pakistan   Ireland   Slovakia   France   Romania   Togo   Philippines   Nicaragua   Norway   Democratic Republic of Congo   Denmark   Dominican Republic   Mexico   Indonesia

1919 -- 1970

See also the related collection, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TEACHING PACKAGE, 1955-1964 (ICPSR 5702).

A total of 108 independent nations in the period 1961-1970, including 60 of the nations that were independent during the period 1919-1970.

(1) State University of New York, Binghamton, Center for Comparative Political Research, Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive, and (2) Taylor, Charles L., and Michael C. Hudson. WORLD HANDBOOK OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL INDICATORS. New Haven, CT. Yale University Press, 1972.

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