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Comparative Political Data
Comprehensive directory to datasets and sources commonly used by political science students.
Basic encyclopedic information from the CIA about countries around the world, such as history, people, politics, geography, and more. CIA World Factbook has information on the percent of different ethnic groups within individual nations.
Macro time series, micro time series, government finance, and social indicators including ethnic fractionalization, party fractionalization, regime changes, and fixed factors. 1960-99. Easterly and Yu.
World Health Organization data on country-level international health indicators. Tables, maps, data API, reports, and data query tools organized by broad topic. Scroll down for topics or click 'Indicators' to see all available measures.
The World Health Organization provides statistics on 70 core indicators for the 193 WHO member states, as well as extensive data on other international health concerns. Some indicators are are easier to find on this older platform. See also the newer Global Health Observatory.
"The ICVS is the most far-reaching program of standardized sample surveys to look at a householders' experience with crime, policing, crime prevention, and feelings of insecurity in a large number of nations."
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Search the statistical abstracts of 40 countries at one time. Statistical abstracts provide a point of entry to the vast array of data available about countries.