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

Published: Feb 16, 1992 View help for published

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Bruce Russett; Arthur S. Banks; Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05023.v1

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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. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05023.v1

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Benin   Angola   Cambodia   Sudan   Paraguay   Portugal   Syria   North Korea   Greece   Mongolia   Morocco   Iran   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   Liberia   Venezuela   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   Dominican Republic   Denmark   Mexico   Uganda   Zimbabwe   Suriname   Indonesia
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
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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1984-05-10

1992-02-16

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Russett, Bruce, Arthur S. Banks, 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. ICPSR05023-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1968. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05023.v1

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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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