World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators II: Cross-National Aggregate Data, 1950-1965 (ICPSR 5027)

Published: Feb 16, 1992 View help for published

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Charles Lewis Taylor; Michael C. Hudson

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05027.v2

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This data collection consists of aggregate political, economic, and educational data for 136 countries in the period 1950-1965. Included are indicators of population size and growth, communications, education, culture, economics, and politics for the four base years: 1950, 1960, 1966, and 1965. Data are provided for the percentage of population living in cities of 100,000 or more and 20,000 or more, the total economically active male population engaged in agricultural occupations, and the total economically active male population as a percentage of the total male population. Information is also provided for the number of telephones, radios, televisions, and newspapers per 1,000 population, cinema attendance per capita, literacy rates, and school enrollment ratio. Other variables provide information for steel consumption, energy consumption per capita growth rates, gross national product (GNP) per capita, total trade as a percentage of the GNP, total number of current scientific and technical serials published, percentage of contribution to the total world scientific authors, percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) originating in agriculture, industry, transportation, and communications, and gross domestic fixed capital formation as a percentage of the GNP. Additional information is provided on sectorial income inequality, land inequality, total number of physicians, and number of physicians per one million population. Other items include total military manpower, defense, education, and health expenditure in million United States dollars, total United States economic and military aid and Soviet aid, number of memberships in United Nations organizations and in other international organizations, diplomatic representation, electoral irregularity score, press freedom index, total internal security forces, the beginning and ending year of modernization, the date of independence, and the date of founding of the present constitution.

Taylor, Charles Lewis, and Hudson, Michael C. World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators II:  Cross-National Aggregate Data, 1950-1965. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05027.v2

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Benin   Papua New Guinea   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   Taiwan   Finland   South Africa   Trinidad and Tobago   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   Botswana   Democratic Republic of Congo   Dominican Republic   Denmark   Mexico   Uganda   Zimbabwe   Indonesia
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1950 -- 1965

The data for 1965 are about 90 percent complete but the proportion of missing data is much higher for the three earlier years, 1950, 1960, and 1960. Extensive documentation is provided by the investigators on sources and data quality.

A total of 136 nations with a population of one million or more in 1965 and smaller nations with membership in the United Nations by 1968.

United Nations agencies, official publications of national governments, special studies, scholarly monographs and publications, and nongovernmental research organizations publications

aggregate data, survey data

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:
  • Taylor, Charles Lewis, and Michael C. Hudson. World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators II: Cross-National Aggregate Data, 1950-1965. ICPSR05027-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05027.v2

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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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