National Material Capabilities Data, 1816-1985 (ICPSR 9903)

Published: Apr 9, 1993

Principal Investigator(s):
J. David Singer; Melvin Small


Version V1

This collection contains demographic, military, and industrial indicators for each international system member for the years 1816-1985. There are two identification variables and seven substantive variables, which include urban and total populations, military expenditure, military personnel, iron and steel production, and energy consumption. Each system member is also coded as a major or minor power for each year.

Singer, J. David, and Small, Melvin. National Material Capabilities Data, 1816-1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993-04-09.

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1816 -- 1985


Column 13 of every record in the data file contains the numeral 3. This variable is not described in the codebook.

All countries in the world.

aggregate data




  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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