World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators 2. Section 5. Raw Data File: Fractionalization and Concentration Measures and Inequality Indices
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The project designed to generate a comprehensive set of cross- national data. The data collection consists of one file of aggregate data for variables such as politics, economics and education two files with raw data used in the aggregate data file for construction of inequality indices and fractionalization scores three files of data for a political event series of eighteen events and several special computer programs. The data collection project was completed in 1970, and a portion of the data is in the second edition of the WORLD HANDBOOK OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL INDICATORS published in 1971. The International Relations Archive now holds the entire data collection which is processed as five separate studies. The program files are available in the original form. This data set contains raw data for nine variables. These data were used to construct the fractionalization and concentration measures that appear in the aggregate data file. The user should consult the WORLD HANDBOOK OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL INDICATORS, Second Edition, or the ICPR codebook for the Aggregate Data file for more information about uses of these data.
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