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.

aggregate data




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