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National Population and Government Expenditures, 1972

Resource Type
Dataset : census data, and administrative data
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
education; foreign aid; government expenditures; health; infant mortality; military expenditures; nations; population estimates; population projections; social expenditures; world population
  • Abstract

    This dataset merges 1972 data on social and military expenditures in 132 nations selected from WORLD MILITARY AND SOCIAL EXPENDITURES, 1974 (see Data Source) with information on demographic attributes of the same nations in 1972 obtained from WORLD POPULATION, 1973 (ICPSR 5032), collected by the United States Bureau of the Census. Military expenditures as well as international peacekeeping, public education, public health, and foreign economic aid expenditures are presented as both raw and per capita measures. Other information includes number of teachers, school age population per teacher, illiteracy rates, number of qualified physicians, population per physician, infant mortality rates, and population per soldier.
  • 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: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1972
  • Collection date: 1973
Sampled Universe
132 nations worldwide.
Collection Mode
  • 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 Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7413 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07413.v1
  • Poe, Steven C., Tate, C. Neal. Repression of human rights to personal integrity in the 1980s: a global analysis. American Political Science Review.88, (4), 853-872.1994.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (1984): National Population and Government Expenditures, 1972. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.