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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