Economic development

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Jan-Erik Lane - Umeå University, Department of Political Science

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Umeå University - Department of Political Science rorId


This dataset contain country level economic and demographic measures for 64 countries. GNP, GDP, gross domestic investment, labour force, export, and public consumtion growth 1960-1980; GDP per capita 1960, 1970, and 1980; Gross domestic investment as percentage of GDP 1960 and 1980; Export as percentage of GDP 1960 and 1977; Government expenditure as percentage of GDP 1977; Male participation rate 1960 and 1980; Industrial and agricultural employment 1960 and 1980; Ethno-linguistic and religious fragment 1960; Population growth 1960-1980; School and higher education enrollment 1975; Democracy, and socialist tradition in government.

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Geographic location: Sweden

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Department of Political Science

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Research area

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Social conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Economic conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)


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Bollen (1980) Issues in the Comparative Measurement of Political Democracy. American Sociological Review, 44, pp. 572-587.

Choi (1983) A Statistical Test of Olson's Model. In Mueller (ed.) The Political Economy of Growth. New Haven: Yale U.P.
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IMF (1984) Government Finance Statistics Yearbook. Washington D.C.: IMF.

Schmidt (ed) Westliche Industri-Gesellschaften: Wirtschaft - Gesellschaft - Politik, p. 374. Munchen: Piper.

Summers & Heston (1984) Improved International Comparisons of Real Product and its Composition, 1950-80. The Review of Income and Wealth, 30, pp. 207-262.

Taylor & Hudson (1972) World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators. 2nd ed. New Haven: Yale U.P.

Taylor (1981) Codebook to World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators: Volume 1: Aggregate Data. 3rd ed. West Berlin: IIVG.

World Bank (1980) World Tables. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins U.P.

World Bank (1982) World Development Report 1982. Washington D.C.: World bank.

Ersson, S., Janda, K. & Lane, J-E. (1982) Ecological determinants of regional voting patterns in Western Europe. Research report 1982:12. Umeå: Department of Political Science. ISSN 0349-0831.
ISSN: 0349-0831

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Published: 1991-05-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06