World Tables of Economic and Social Indicators, 1950-1981 (ICPSR 8197)

Published: Mar 30, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
World Bank. Economic and Social Data Division


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This dataset contains country level economic and social measures for 183 countries. Part 1, World Tables (1980 File), contains, where available, measures of (1)population, (2)national accounts and price data for 1950, 1955, 1960 through 1977, (3)data on external trade for 1962, 1965, 1970, and 1977, (4)data on balance of payments, debt, central government finance and trade indices for 1970-1977, and (5)social data for 1960, 1970, and (estimated) 1977. More specifically, the groupings include population, GDP by industrial origin and expenditures in constant local prices and current local prices, exchange rates and indices, balance of payments and external debt ($US), central government finance in local currency, social indicators, and external trade. Part 2, World Tables (1982 File), contains data on national accounts, prices, exchange rates and population for 1960-1981. The groupings include GDP by industrial origin as well as expenditure in current local prices and constant local prices, area, population, exchange rates, and indices and savings.

World Bank. Economic and Social Data Division. World Tables of Economic and Social Indicators, 1950-1981. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-30.

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

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1950 -- 1981

A more recent version of this data collection is available under a separate study number. The 1950-1981 dataset is being retained because it may contain variables not provided in more up-to-date releases of the study.

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