Economic development

SND-ID: SND 0225

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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


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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Umeå University

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Department of Political Science

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Geographic location: Sweden

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Economic conditions and indicators, Social conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


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World Bank (1984) World Tables. 3rd ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins U.P.

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

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

Choi (1983) A Statistical Test of Olson's Model. In Mueller (ed.) The Political Economy of Growth. New Haven: Yale U.P.
ISBN: 0300026587

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

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.

IMF (1984) Government Finance Statistics Yearbook. Washington D.C.: IMF.

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

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

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

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Economic development

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Jan-Erik Lane. Umeå University (1991). Economic development. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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



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Published: 1988-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06