MEASURING DYNAMIC PATTERNS OF DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF ASIA, 1949-1968
Research rept. for Aug 1970
HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICALSCIENCE
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The research reported is a first step toward the building of a general theory of development in Asia. There are three tasks involved in this attempt The delineation of patterns of development the determination of linkages between national characteristics and the behavior of nations over time and the construction of an all-computer simulation model to experiment on the potential effects of controls. Data have been collected on 48 measures of national characteristics for 21 Asian countries over a twenty-year period, 1949- 1968. These data are factor analyzed to determine patterns of interrelationship between variables over both nations and years. Factor scores for a specific nation in each year have been calculated to plot the nations changing position along four major dimensions of development power capability, wealth, trade, and diplomatic transactions.
- Government and Political Science