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Norwegian Ecological Data, 1949-1961

Resource Type
Dataset : census data, and aggregate data
  • Aarebrot, Frank
  • Kuhnle, Stein
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
agriculture; census data; commercial districts; communes; domestic trade; education; election returns; elections; employment; households; housing units; industry; modernization; occupations; political parties; population distribution; rural areas; urban areas; urbanization
  • Abstract

    This study contains election and census data for 732 Norwegian communes in the period 1949-1961. Election returns are available for the elections of 1949, 1953, 1957, and 1961. In addition, data from the censuses of 1950 and 1960 are presented, including information on demography, education, modernization, the economy, and occupational structure, and contextual information about clusters of neighboring communes. Data are provided on the total number of registered voters and the total number of votes cast for the Norwegian Communist Party, the Norwegian Labour Party, the Liberal Party (Venstre), the Christian People's Party, the Agrarian Party (the Centre Party), the Conservative Party (Hoyre), and other political parties. Additional variables provide information on age and educational levels for males and females, the total number of economically active population employed in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, manufacturing, and construction, the total value of industrial production, and the total number of private households and occupied housing units.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1949 / 1961
    Time period: 1949--1961
Geographic Coverage
  • Europe
  • Norway
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Communes in Norway from 1949 to 1961.
Collection Mode
  • The data map is provided as an ASCII text file, and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 40 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR00040.v1
  • Waldman, Loren K.. Statistical decomposition of measures of party systems' properies. Political Methodology.2, (2), 189-217.1975.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Aarebrot, Frank; Kuhnle, Stein (1984): Norwegian Ecological Data, 1949-1961. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.