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Political Systems Performance Data: Sweden, 1865-1967 (ICPSR 36)

Principal Investigator(s): Peters, B. Guy


For this study of political systems performance in Sweden, time-series annual data were compiled for the period 1865-1967. Variables provide information on population characteristics, such as the total population, the number of people aged 0 to 14 years, 0 to 4 years, and over 65, birth rate, live births per 1,000 population, infant mortality rate, gross death rate, and life expectancy at birth for females, the number of elementary school students, secondary school students, and university students, the number of civil servants, doctors, midwives, hospital beds, school teachers, and university teachers, the population of the three largest cities, and the urban population. Economic variables provide information on government revenues, government expenditures on defense, education, pensions, welfare, public health, veterans' benefits, and labor benefits, Gross National Product (GNP), percentage of the population employed in agriculture, the value of agricultural production, energy consumption, the maximum income tax rate, the number of recipients of public relief, the number of recipients of public pensions, unemployment rate, price index, and the number of union members. Other variables provide information on the enfranchised population, voting turnout, votes for parties of the Left, and the number of suicides.

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Study Description


Peters, B. Guy. POLITICAL SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE DATA: SWEDEN, 1865-1967. Compiled by B. Guy Peters, Emory University. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00036.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00036.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    agricultural production, agricultural workers, agriculture, birth rates, civil service, college students, education expenditures, elementary school students, energy consumption, government employees, government expenditures, governmental services, gross national product, health expenditures, health providers, high school students, income tax, labor unions, military expenditures, pensions, population, public assistance, rural population, suicide, teachers, urban population, voters, voter turnout, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Sweden, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1865--1967

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) See also the related data collection, POLITICAL SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE DATA: FRANCE, SWEDEN, AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, 1850-1965 (ICPSR 00035). (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

published documents

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03



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