Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-512-004-1-1-International-ICPSR-1950

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: World tables of economic and social indicators, 1950-1988.  [machine-readable data file] / World Bank. International Economics Department  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9300

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection contains economic and social indicators for 136 countries. Included are economic variables such as gross national product, gross domestic product, value added in agriculture, industry, manufacturing, and services, value of imports and exports, private consumption, government consumption, gross national savings, gross domestic savings, government deficit or surplus, net direct foreign investment, repayments of long-term loans, public long-term debt, international reserves excluding gold, and gold holdings at London market price. Many variables are expressed both in terms of current prices and in terms of constant 1980 prices. Demographic and social variables include population, total fertility rate, crude birth rate, life expectancy at birth, food production per capita, percent of labor force in agriculture, percent of labor force that is female, and primary and secondary school enrollment rates.

NOTE: An earlier version of this data collection, WORLD TABLES OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INDICATORS 1950-1981 (ICPSR 8197), may contain variables not included in the present collection.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

RESTRICTIONS: ICPSR obtained these data from the World Bank under the terms of a contract which states that the data are for the sole use of ICPSR and MAY NOT be sold or provided to third parties outside of ICPSR. Individuals at institutions that are not members of ICPSR may obtain these data directly from the World Bank.

DATA TYPE: aggregate data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1950-1988

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