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Political and Social Elites of Tanzania, 1964-1968 (ICPSR 5806)

Principal Investigator(s): McGowan, Patrick; Bolland, Patrick


This collection is comprised of biographical data on 705 Tanzanian political and social elites of African or Arab descent who were mentioned at least once in WHO'S WHO IN EAST AFRICA in the period 1964-1968. Demographic variables provide information on age, sex, place of birth, region of origin, ethnicity, religion, education, occupation, social class status, military training, foreign travels, party membership, trade union membership, membership in women's organizations, political or party leadership positions held, and the number of professional, political, and social organizations with which the elites were affiliated.

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Study Description


McGowan, Patrick, and Patrick Bolland. Political and Social Elites of Tanzania, 1964-1968. ICPSR05806-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-11-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05806.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05806.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    biographical data, leadership, national elites, political elites, social status

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Region

Geographic Coverage:    Africa, Global, Tanzania

Time Period:   

  • 1964--1968

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

See also the related collection, BIOGRAPHICAL DATA ON TANZANIAN ELITES, 1966-1967 (ICPSR 5805).


Sample:    A total of 705 Tanzanian political and social elites of African and Arab descent that were mentioned at least once in the WHO'S WHO IN EAST AFRICA in the period 1964-1968.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The data do not contain a weight variable.

Data Source:

WHO'S WHO IN EAST AFRICA. Nairobi, Kenya: Marco Surveys, 1964-1968.

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2016-11-23 This collection was updated to correct a data error, and has been fully curated to include SPSS, SAS, and Stata data and setup files, a tab-delimited file, an R data file, and an ICPSR Codebook.

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