QoG Standard

SND-ID: EXT 0003

This study is part of the collection Quality of Government

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Richard Svensson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Nicholas Charron - University of Gothenburg, Quality of Government Institute

Stefan Dahlberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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Description

The QoG Institute is an independent research institute within the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Overall 30 researchers conduct and promote research on the causes, consequences and nature of Good Governance and the Quality of Government - that is, trustworthy, reliable, impartial, uncorrupted and competent government institutions.

The main objective of our research is to address the theoretical and empirical problem of how political institutions of high quality can be created and maintained. A second objective is to study the effects of Quality of Government on a number of policy areas, such as health, the environment, social policy, and poverty.

The QoG Standard dataset is the largest dataset, with over 800 variables. The data is existing in both time-series (year 1946 to 2014) and cross-section (year 2010). Many of the variables are available in both datasets, but some are not. The datasets draws on a number of freely available data sources related to QoG and its correlates.

In order to make it easier to use the variables in the data are divided into t

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Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Countries

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration
Time-series dataset: 194 countries which are members of the United Nations well as previous members of the UN provided that their de facto sovereignty has not changed substantially since they were members. Plus an addition of 17 historical countries. A total of 211 nations.

Cross-sectional dataset: 194 countries which are members of the United Nations well as previous members of the UN provided that their de facto sovereignty has not changed substantially since they were members.

Time period(s) investigated

1946–2015

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Time-series dataset: 211 countries Cross-sectional dataset: 194 countries

Lowest geographic unit

Country

Highest geographic unit

Country

Topic and keywords
Publications

Citation requirement

Teorell, Jan, Stefan Dahlberg, Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein, Anna Khomenko & Richard Svensson. 2016. The Quality of Government Standard Dataset, version Jan16. University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, http://www.qog.pol.gu.se doi:10.18157/QoGStdJan16
Dataset 1
The QoG Cross-Section Data

Description

A cross-section dataset based on data from and around 2010 of QoG Standard dataset. If there was no data for 2010 on a variable, data from the year after or the year before have been used, up to +/- 3 years.

Teorell, Jan, Stefan Dahlberg, Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein, Anna Khomenko & Richard Svensson. 2016. The Quality of Government Standard Dataset, version Jan16. University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, http://www.qog.pol.gu.se doi:10.18157/QoGStdJan16

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Richard Svensson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Nicholas Charron - University of Gothenburg, Quality of Government Institute

Stefan Dahlberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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Time period(s) investigated

2010

Dataset 2
The QoG Time-Series Data

Description

Data from 1946 to 2014. The unit of analysis is country-year (e.g. Sweden-1946).
Historical countries are in most cases denoted with a do-date (e.g. Ethiopia (-1992) and a from-date (Ethiopia (1993-)).

Teorell, Jan, Stefan Dahlberg, Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein, Anna Khomenko & Richard Svensson. 2016. The Quality of Government Standard Dataset, version Jan16. University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, http://www.qog.pol.gu.se doi:10.18157/QoGStdJan16

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Richard Svensson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Nicholas Charron - University of Gothenburg, Quality of Government Institute

Stefan Dahlberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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Time period(s) investigated

1946–2014

Published: 2013-07-12
Last updated: 2020-02-13