World Tables of Economic and Social Indicators, 1950-1988 (ICPSR 9300)

Published: Feb 17, 1992

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


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This data collection contains economic and social indicators for 136 countries. Included are economic variables such as gross national product, gross domestic product, value added in agriculture, industry, manufacturing, and services, value of imports and exports, private consumption, government consumption, gross national savings, gross domestic savings, government deficit or surplus, net direct foreign investment, repayments of long-term loans, public long-term debt, international reserves excluding gold, and gold holdings at London market price. Many variables are expressed both in terms of current prices and in terms of constant 1980 prices. Demographic and social variables include population, total fertility rate, crude birth rate, life expectancy at birth, food production per capita, percent of labor force in agriculture, percent of labor force that is female, and primary and secondary school enrollment rates.

World Bank. International Economics Department. World Tables of Economic and Social Indicators, 1950-1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-17.

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Benin Papua New Guinea Sudan Paraguay Portugal Syria North Korea Solomon Islands Bahamas Grenada Greece Cayman Islands Morocco Mali Panama Guatemala Guyana Chile Nepal Argentina Tanzania Seychelles Zambia Ghana Belize Bahrain India Canada Guinea-Bissau Turkey Belgium Finland Comoros South Africa Trinidad and Tobago Central African Republic Jamaica Peru Germany Yemen Fiji Hong Kong United States China (Peoples Republic) Somalia Chad Madagascar Ivory Coast Thailand Libya Western Samoa Costa Rica Sweden Malawi Poland Kuwait Jordan Nigeria Tunisia Sri Lanka Uruguay United Kingdom United Arab Emirates Kenya Switzerland Spain Venezuela Liberia Mauritania Saint Lucia Burkina Faso Swaziland Israel Australia Cameroon Cyprus Malaysia Iceland Global Oman Gabon South Korea Austria Yugoslavia Mozambique El Salvador Luxembourg Brazil Algeria Slovenia Lesotho Tonga Antigua and Barbuda Colombia Ecuador Hungary Japan Mauritius Bouvet Island New Zealand Vanuatu Senegal Italy Honduras Ethiopia Haiti Burundi Singapore Egypt Sierra Leone Bolivia Malta Saudi Arabia Cape Verde Netherlands Pakistan Gambia Ireland Slovakia France Saint Kitts-Nevis Bhutan Togo Niger Philippines Rwanda Bangladesh Nicaragua Barbados Norway Botswana Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Democratic Republic of Congo Denmark Dominican Republic Uganda Mexico Zimbabwe Suriname Saint Helena Indonesia Dominica

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1950 -- 1988

An earlier version of this data collection, WORLD TABLES OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INDICATORS 1950-1981 (ICPSR 8197), may contain variables not included in the present collection.

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