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World Tables of Economic and Social Indicators, 1950-1988

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • World Bank. International Economics Department
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • World Tables of Economic and Social Indicators Series
Publication Date
1990-03-02
Language
English
Free Keywords
agriculture; balance of payments; currencies; demographic characteristics; economic indicators; exchange rates; foreign investments; government expenditures; government revenues; Gross Domestic Product; Gross National Product; industry; infant mortality; labor force; life expectancy; manufacturing industry; national debt; population dynamics; prices; school enrollments; service industry; social indicators; trade
Description
  • 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.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1950 / 1988
    Time period: 1950--1988
Geographic Coverage
  • Algeria
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (Peoples Republic)
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Global
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts-Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Western Samoa
  • Yemen
  • Yugoslavia
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Collection Mode
  • 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.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9300 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Brown, David S.. Reading, writing, and regime type: Democracy's impact on primary school enrollment. Political Research Quarterly.52, (4), 681-707.1999.
  • Moon, Bruce E.. Exports, outward-oriented development, and economic growth. Political Research Quarterly.51, (1), 7-36.1998.
  • Sweet, Alec Stone, Brunell, Thomas L.. Constructing a supranational constitution: dispute resolution and governance in the European Community. American Political Science Review.92, (1), 63-81.1998.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2585929 (URL)
  • Van Rossem, Ronan. The world system paradigm as general theory of development: A cross-national test. American Sociological Review.61, (3), 508 -1996.
  • 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.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2082712 (URL)
  • Dixon, William J., Moon, Bruce E.. Political Similarity and American Foreign Trade Matters. Political Research Quarterly.46, (1), 5-25.1993.
  • Shumaker, Linda D., Clark, Robert L.. Population dependency rates and savings rates: Stability of estimates. Economic Development and Cultural Change.40, (2), 319-332.1992.
    • ID: 10.1086/451942 (DOI)

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

World Bank. International Economics Department (1990): World Tables of Economic and Social Indicators, 1950-1988. Version 1. World Tables of Economic and Social Indicators Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09300.v1