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Study Report

Study Number: JB-503-001-1-1-Sweden-ICPSR-1865

Subject Area: Historical and Contemporary Public Policy Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Political systems performance data: Sweden, 1865-1967.  [machine-readable data file] / Peters, Guy B.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 0036

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Codebook is machine-readable only; tape (data map). 3/93 Hardcopy codebook is missing.

Abstract: This study contains time-series data for Sweden compiled on an annual basis for the period from 1865 to 1967. When data were not available for a single year, linear interpolations were used to estimate the missing data points. The information contained in this data set is similar to that for the quinquennial data for France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. There are approximately 600 card-image equivalents. General Information for RANN (Decision-Related Research on the Organization of Service Delivery Systems in Metropolitan Areas) Studies: The following four datasets are research projects which were supported by the division of Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The four projects cover fire protection, public health, police protection, and solid waste management. Each of the four projects used a common unit of analysis, namely, all standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSAs) of less than l,500,000 population which were located entirely within a single state. As of the 1970 census, there were 200 SMSAs, which met this criterion for each of the projects. A limited amount of information was collected for all 200 SMSAs, and then a more intensive data collection effort was undertaken among independently drawn samples of these SMSAs. For these samples of units, data were generally collected for all of the local geographical units in each SMSA and for each of the administrative jurisdictions or agencies in the service delivery areas. Data were collected from a variety of sources: interviews, published documents (such as budgets), legal research, and publicly available computer-readable data files. Two standardized systems of geocoding--the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) codes and the Office of Revenue Sharing (ORS) codes--were used, so that data from the various sources could be combined. The use of these two coding schemes also permits the user to combine data from two or more of the research projects, where the approximate units of analysis are commonly available. It also makes it possible for users to add data from a wide variety of public data files.

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