Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: FD-504-001-1-1-International-ICPSR-1973

Subject Area: Alliances and Military Affairs

Bibliographic Citation: World military expenditures and arms transfers, 1973-1983.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8532

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection, which focuses on military spending and arms transfers, supplies information on 145 developed and developing countries of the world. The first file contains background data for each country, including items such as region, sub-region, alliances (OPEC, NATO, and Warsaw Pact), and OECD and World Bank membership. The second file tabulates annual military expenditures, GNP, central government expenditures, arms imports and exports, and total imports and exports in current and constant dollars for each country from 1973 to 1983. Additional variables detail total population, number of armed forces personnel, number of armed forces personnel per 1000 people, GNP in constant dollars per capita, and military expenditures in constant dollars per capita.

SOURCE: Data are taken from various publications of NATO, the Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the United States Bureau of the Census, and other United States government agencies. Additional data sources include GOVERNMENT FINANCE STATISTICS YEARBOOK, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE STATISTICS, SOVIET AND U.S. DEFENSE ACTIVITIES, 1971-80: A DOLLAR COST COMPARISON, SIPRI YEARBOOK: WORLD ARMAMENTS AND DISARMAMENT, THE MILITARY BALANCE, HANDBOOK OF ECONOMIC STATISTICS 1984: A REFERENCE AID, OECD ECONOMIC SURVEYS, and THE WORLD FACT BOOK: 1984.

SAMPLE: 145 countries of the world.

NOTE: Data values are expressed in United States dollars.


DATA TYPE: aggregate data


TIME PERIOD: 1973-1983

SUBJECT TERMS: alliances. armaments. arms race. arms trade. cross-national. defense expenditures. expenditures. military affairs. national attributes. nations. population. Gross National Product.


United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURES AND ARMS TRANSFERS, 1985. United States Government Printing Office: Washington, D.C., 1985.

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