World Tables of Economic and Social Indicators, 1950-1992 (ICPSR 6159)

Published: May 30, 1997

Principal Investigator(s):
World Bank. International Economics Department


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This study contains aggregate socioeconomic and demographic data for 189 countries in the period 1950-1992. Data are provided in both current and constant dollars for government revenues and expenditures, budget balance, gross national product (GNP), gross domestic product (GDP), private consumption, government consumption, government deficit or surplus, values of exports and imports, terms of trade index, long-term interest payments, net long-term loans, repayments on long-term loans, total external debt, net direct foreign investment, international reserves excluding gold, gold holdings at London market price, net workers remittances, government capital receipts and payments, money supply, consumer price index, gross domestic and national savings, food production per capita, and value-added in agriculture, industry, manufacturing, and services. Demographic and social variables include population characteristics such as the percentage of urban population, life expectancy at birth, infant mortality rate, total fertility rate, school enrollment rates, and the percentage of females enrolled in primary schools, as well as the percentage of the labor force in agriculture, and the percentage of the labor force that was female.

World Bank. International Economics Department. World Tables of Economic and Social Indicators, 1950-1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997-05-30.

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Papua New Guinea   Cambodia   Wales   Paraguay   Kazakhstan   Syria   Solomon Islands   Bahamas   Gibralter   Mali   Panama   Guadeloupe   Virgin Islands of the United States   Czechoslovakia   Laos   Argentina   Seychelles   Zambia   Belize   Bahrain   Guinea-Bissau   Namibia   Finland   Comoros   Faroe Islands   Netherlands Antilles   Yemen   Puerto Rico   China (Peoples Republic)   Madagascar   Ivory Coast   Libya   Western Samoa   Sweden   Malawi   Poland   Jordan   Bulgaria   Tunisia   Channel Islands   United Arab Emirates   Kenya   French Polynesia   Lebanon   Brunei   Cuba   Azerbaijan   Czech Republic   Mauritania   Saint Lucia   Israel   Australia   Tajikistan   Spratley Islands   Cameroon   Cyprus   Bermuda Islands   Malaysia   Iceland   Global   Oman   Armenia   Gabon   Yugoslavia   Luxembourg   Brazil   Algeria   Antigua and Barbuda   Colombia   Ecuador   Moldova   Vanuatu   Italy   Honduras   Haiti   Afghanistan   Burundi   Singapore   French Guiana   American Samoa   Russia   Netherlands   Martinique   Kyrgyzstan   Reunion   Bhutan   Romania   Togo   Philippines   Uzbekistan   Democratic Republic of Congo   Zimbabwe   Indonesia   Dominica   Benin   Sudan   Portugal   New Caledonia   North Korea   Grenada   Greece   Latvia   Mongolia   Iran   Morocco   Guatemala   Guyana   Iraq   Chile   Nepal   Georgia (Republic)   Isle of Man   Ukraine   Tanzania   Ghana   India   Canada   Turkey   Belgium   South Africa   Trinidad and Tobago   Central African Republic   Jamaica   Peru   Turkmenistan   Germany   Vietnam (Socialist Republic)   Fiji   Hong Kong   United States   Guinea   Somalia   Chad   Sao Tome and Principe   Thailand   Equatorial Guinea   Kiribati   Costa Rica   Kuwait   Nigeria   Sri Lanka   Uruguay   United Kingdom   Switzerland   Spain   Venezuela   Liberia   Burkina Faso   Swaziland   Estonia   Wallis and Futuna   South Korea   Austria   Mozambique   El Salvador   Guam   Lesotho   Tonga   Hungary   Japan   Belarus   Mauritius   New Zealand   Senegal   Ethiopia   Egypt   Sierra Leone   Bolivia   Malta   Wake Island   Saudi Arabia   Cape Verde   Pakistan   Gambia   Ireland   Qatar   Serbia and Montenegro   Slovakia   France   Lithuania   Saint Kitts-Nevis   Niger   Rwanda   Bangladesh   Nicaragua   Barbados   Norway   Botswana   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   Macao   Denmark   Dominican Republic   Uganda   Mexico   Suriname   Greenland

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1950 -- 1992

Most economic data for Germany refer to the Federal Republic of Germany before unification, while demographic and social data are for the unified Germany. There were insufficient data to include any information for the newly created countries of Slovenia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, and the Slovak Republic. Data are provided for the former Yugoslavia and the former Czechoslovakia.

A total of 189 countries of the world in the period 1950-1992.

World Bank Economic and Social Data Division

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1997-05-30 These data are now available in ASCII format. The codebook has been revised to delete all references to EBCDIC.


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