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Aggregate Data Set Eastern Europe

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Tausch, Arno (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Innsbruck)
Publication Date
  • A. Tausch, Institut fuer Politikwissenschaft, Universitaet Innsbruck (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Demography and population
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Aggregate indicators at the level of the country for 7 countries of the East Bloc from the areas of economy, defense, population and society. Topics: 1. Population and society: population density; population growth from 1970 to 1978; infant mortality and life expectancy; degree of urbanization; rate of provision with running water and sanitary facilities; residential furnishings and housing conditions; hospital beds and doctors per capita; proportion of children in kindergartens; proportion of women in various branchs of the economy; religious affiliation; divorce rate; training level of the population; education expenditures; employees in technology and science; scientific book production; social mobility. 2. Economy: growth rate of the gross national product; GNP per capita; public investments; merchandise import and export; proportion of employees and proportion of production in the individual sectors of the economy; average income; meat consumption and supply of calories; trade with Comecon countries, capitalist and under-developed countries; trade deficit and foreign debt; growth of import and export as well as of income; work productivity; working hours needed for selected goods; capital intensity; provision of households with telephone, television, cars and other durable economic goods; energy import and energy use; employee-worker relationship; development of real income as well as prices; private savings; income concentration; retail trade index; hectare yields and proportion of private agriculture. 3. Military: defense expenditures; export of weapons; strength of military forces; proportion of defense expenditures in gross national product; number of disturbances and protest demonstrations; armed attacks and persons killed; sanctions of the government; internal security forces. 4. Miscellaneous: content analysis of newspapers regarding reports about human rights, disarmament, economic as well as technical cooperation and conflicts after adoption of the final agreement of Helsinki and Belgrad.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1970 / 1980
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
  • Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (CSHH)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (SUHH)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Aggregate data from statistics yearbooks and the like.
Collection Mode
  • Consolidation
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 7
    Number of Variables: 329
The aggregate data referring to samples in the time period from 1970 to 1980 were consolidated in 1982 by the data provider and later transferred into machine-readable form by the Zentralarchiv. Comparable contents can be found in the World Handbook III, archived under ZA Study No.1130 ff.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1159 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Tausch, Arno (1980): Aggregate Data Set Eastern Europe. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.