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Caramani: Comparative Politics 2e

Comparative data sets

The below datasets are ready for use. Please download the files and save them on your hard disk before processing. File format is XLS (compatible with Microsoft Excel). Sources are indicated for each variable in the datasets. All data compiled by the editor's team. Data on this website are as up-to-date as possible and will be updated at regular intervals. In order to have comparable and reliable data across many countries, the most recent indicators for which there are many missing cases have not been included. In such cases data for the previous year are shown. Users should also be aware that for some indicators data are not available on an annual basis.

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All data in one file (8MB)
Demography
Health
Human and Social Rights
Gender Equality
Education
Economy and Development
Communication and Transports
Geography and Natural Resources
Environment
Government and Security



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All data in one file

Download file: all-in-one.xls (8MB)

All the below datasets in a single Excel sheet, arranged in separate “tables“.


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Demography

Download file: demography.xls (327kB)

This file contains information on:
  • Total population 1975, 2003, 2015
  • Population growth rates
  • Urbanisation
  • Age structure
  • Fertility rates
  • Birth and death rates
  • Migration rates

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Health

Download file: health.xls (368kB)

This file contains information on:
  • Health expenditures
  • Immunisation rates
  • Access to sanitation and clean water
  • Prevalence of diseases
  • Infant mortality rates

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Human and Social Rights

Download file: rights.xls (120kB)

This file contains information on:
  • Ratification of international human rights conventions
  • Ratification of international social rights conventions

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Gender Equality

Download file: gender.xls (444kB)

This file contains information on:
  • Gender Development Index
  • Gender-related life expectancy / literacy rate
  • Gender-related gross enrolment
  • Gender equality measures
  • Measures of female economic activity
  • Measures of female political rights

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Education

Download file: education.xls (250kB)

This file contains information on:
  • Public expenditures on education
  • Literacy rates
  • Enrolment ratios

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Economy and Development

Download file: economy.xls (1MB)

This file contains information on:
  • Total labour force
  • Labour force in agriculture / industry / services
  • Unemployment indices
  • GDP (absolute; ppp; per capita; composition; growth rate)
  • Changes in consumer prices
  • Share of income on consumption
  • Inequality measures
  • Imports / exports of goods and services
  • Primary / manufactured / high-tech exports
  • Terms of trade
  • HDI (Human Development Index, 1975-2003)
  • Poverty measures
  • Population below poverty line
  • Distribution of income (Gini Index)

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Communication and Transports

Download file: communication.xls (212kB)

This file contains information on:
  • Telephone lines
  • Internet users
  • Research & Development
  • Roads, airports, railways, waterways

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Geography and Natural Resources

Download file: geography.xls (223kB)

This file contains information on:
  • Land area
  • Arable land
  • Other land area
  • Permanent crops
  • Gas / Oil / Electricity

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Environment

Download file: environment.xls (159kB)

This file contains information on:
  • Fuel and electricity consumption
  • Carbon dioxide emissions
  • Ratification of environmental treaties

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Government and Security

Download file: government.xls (458kB)

This file contains information on:
  • Government budget
  • Government debts
  • Public expenditures
  • Debt service
  • ODA (official development aid)
  • FDI (foreign direct investment flows)
  • Arms transfer
  • Total armed forces
  • Security expenditures
  • Refugees