Finding Data: Data on Palestine
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- "Census Microdata Holdings"
Table listing microdata from international censuses either available at Princeton University or publicly accesible. Note that many are restricted and require permission from the national government to use.
- Arab Barometer
Multi-country social survey designed to assess citizen attitudes about public affairs, governance, and social policy in the Arab world, and to identify factors that shape these attitudes and values. Seeks public opinion on such topics as: support for democratic institutions, political interest and participation, attitudes toward terrorism and political violence, conceptions and interpretations of Islam, the relationship between religion and politics, and attitudes toward Middle East international relations. ICPSR has 2006-2007, 2010-2011, and 2012-2014.
- Carnegie Middle East Governance and Islam Dataset, 1988-2014
Includes both individual-level and country-level variables. Data on individual-level variables are drawn from 56 surveys carried out in 14 Arab countries, Turkey, and Iran. Taken together, a total of 82,489 men and women were surveyed. Most of the surveys were carried out either as the first, second, and third wave of the Arab Barometer, the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth waves of the World Values Survey, or a project on attitudes related to governance carried out by Mark Tessler with funding from the National Science Foundation. The dataset also includes 4 earlier surveys, as well as variables based on 34 time-specific country-level characteristics, for example, Freedom House political freedom ratings; labor force attributes compiled by the World Bank, the United Nations and others; natural resource rents, also compiled by the World Bank; ratings on the United Nations Human Development Index; freedom of religion indices developed by the United States Department of State; and linguistic, ethnic and religious fractionalization indices compiled in a private research project. Demographic variables include age, sex, education, employment status, marital status, religion, and income.
- CASCON Project: Local Conflict Data, 1945-1969
Contains data on local conflicts for 52 nations in the period 1945-1969. Data are provided for approximately 500 factors affecting the course of each conflict, such as the situations, conditions, or relationships that tend to influence a conflict toward or away from violence. The factors are coded into three phases, the dispute, conflict, and hostilities phases. They are also grouped into several categories: previous or general relations between sides, great power involvement, general external relations, military and strategic, internal organizations, ethnic, economic, internal political pressures or situations, characteristics of one side, communication and information, and actions or controls in the disputed areas. For each conflict, the factor is further coded as either having no information available, not present, present but with no influence, with much, some, or little influence toward violence, or with much, some, or little influence away from violence.
- CensusInfo (Occupied Palestinian Territory)
Contains data drawn from the 2007 Population, Housing and Establishment Census for the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
- Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST). Suicide Attack Database.
Searchable database on all suicide attacks from 1982 through December 2015. Includes information about the location of attacks, the target type, the weapon used, and systematic information on the demographic and general biographical characteristics of suicide attackers.
- Child labour survey (2004) (Palestine)
Provides basic information on Palestinian child labor such as number of working children, work time, work hours and work days.
Sample Size: approximately 10,334 households; 8,601 households had eligible children
- Committee to Protect Journalists
Provides data on journalists killed, imprisoned, exiled, or missing. Also includes attacks on the press.
- Complex Emergency Database (CE-DAT)
Database of mortality and malnutrition rates - the most commonly used public health indicators of the severity of a humanitarian crisis. Subnational data is included for some countries.
- Computer, internet and mobile phone survey (2004) (Palestine)
Provides data on possession of PCs, TV sets, telecommunication means and satellite dishes; access to the Internet; prevalence of computers and access to the Internet; possession and use of recreational devices; participants' recreational and leisure activities; permeation of newspapers and magazines; and participants' tendency towards TV and radio stations. The survey was conducted in July and August 2004.
Sample Size: 7,557 households (4, 992 households in the West Bank and 2,565 households in the Gaza Strip)
- Culture Survey (1996) (Palestine)
Provides basic indicators on various aspects of Palestinian culture, especially on cultural behavior and practices of individuals. These indicators cover the following items: availability of home library and subject of available books, inherited verbal culture, reading books and newspaper, radio listening, television viewing, visiting cultural institutions and recreational and leisure time activities. The sample design took into account the geographic distribution of the households in order to ensure full coverage of the various localities (e.g., cities, villages, and camps) of the Palestinian Territory.
Sample Size: 1,187 households and 5,351 individuals.
- Demographic and health survey (2004) (Palestine)
Updates the various indicators measured by the Health Survey-2000 (DSS Study 5089). The aim of the survey is to collect data on the health status of the Palestinian population in the Palestinian Territory in order to facilitate the assessment and monitoring of maternal and child health. The main objectives of the survey are to update the available database on the demographic and health status of the Palestinian population, particularly women and children; to provide important data for use by researchers and for policy formulation and program development in the Palestinian Territory; to assess health service provision in relation to maternal and child health; and to enable policy and decision makers to develop future plans and programs on the basis of findings of this survey.
Sample Size: 5,799 households, including 4,972 married women aged 15-54, and 4,839 children under 5 years.
- EM-DAT : the International Disaster Database
Essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 18,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to present.
- Enterprise Surveys
Company-level data on 130,000+ firms in 135 countries (emerging markets and developing economies). Data are used to create indicators that benchmark the quality of the business and investment climate across countries. Also known as "Micro-Enterprise Survey", "Financial Crisis Survey", "Investment Survey", "Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey", and "Informal Survey". Registration is required.
- Forcibly Displaced Populations, 1964-2008
World Refugee Survey series, annual, cross-national, time-series data: numbers of "source" and "host" refugees and internally displaced persons,
- GDELT Project
GDELT monitors print, broadcast, and web news media in over 100 languages from across every country in the world to keep continually updated on breaking developments anywhere on the planet. Its historical archives stretch back to January 1, 1979 and update daily (soon to be every 15 minutes). Through its ability to leverage the world's collective news media, GDELT moves beyond the focus of the Western media towards a far more global perspective on what's happening and how the world is feeling about it. "The GDELT Project is an initiative to construct a catalog of human societal-scale behavior and beliefs across all countries of the world, connecting every person, organization, location, count, theme, news source, and event across the planet into a single massive network that captures what's happening around the world, what its context is and who's involved, and how the world is feeling about it, every single day."
- Ghanaian Public Opinion on the Middle East Conflict in Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories, 2006
- Global Barometer
Represents the largest, most careful and systematic comparative survey of attitudes and values toward politics, power, reform, democracy and citizens' political actions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Arabic region. Based on a common module of questions contained in regional barometer surveys; for additional regional-specific questions, see the original surveys at www.afrobarometer.org, www.arabbarometer.org, www.asianbarometer.org and www.latinobarometro.org. Cross-national comparative surveys have been implemented in 55 political systems -namely Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Benin, Botswana, Cape Verde, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, Kuwait and Lebanon. In each of the 55 countries or regions, a national research team administers a country-wide face-to-face survey using standardized survey instruments to compile the required micro-level data under a common research framework and research methodology.
- Global Bilateral Migration Database
Global matrices of bilateral migrant stocks spanning the period 1960-2000, disaggregated by gender and based primarily on the foreign-born concept are presented. Over one thousand census and population register records are combined to construct decennial matrices corresponding to the last 5 completed census rounds.
- Global Digital Activism Data Set, February 2013
Features coded cases of online digital activism from 151 countries and dependent territories. Several features from each case of digital activism were documented, including the year and month that online action commenced, the estimated age and country of origin of the initiator(s), the geographic scope of their campaign, and whether the action was online only, or also featured offline activities. Researchers were interested in the number and types of software applications that were used by digital activists. Specifically, information was collected on whether software applications were used to circumvent censorship or evade government surveillance, to transfer money or resources, to aid in co-creation by a collaborative group, or for purposes of networking, mobilization, information sharing, or technical violence (destructive/disruptive hacking). The collection illustrates the overall focus of each case of digital activism by defining the cause advanced or defended by the action, the initiator's diagnosis of the problem and its perceived origin, the identification of the targeted audience that the campaign sought to mobilize, as well as the target whose actions the initiators aimed to influence. Finally, each case of digital activism was evaluated in terms of its success or failure in achieving the initiator's objectives, and whether any other positive outcomes were apparent.
- Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Adult Population Survey Data Set, 1998-2012
Designed to capture various aspects of firm creation and entrepreneurship across countries.
- Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) Database (2011+)
Measures how people around the world - including the poor, women, and rural residents - manage their day-to-day finances and plan for the future. Expected to be conducted every 3 years. First round included 140 countries.
- Global Snap Poll on Tsunami in Japan and Impact on Views About Nuclear Energy, 2011
Carried out by WIN-Gallup International from March 21 to April 10, 2011, in 47 countries across the globe. Aimed to measure public views about the tragic earthquake in Japan and its impact on opinions about nuclear energy. Respondents were asked whether they were in favor of or opposed to the use of nuclear energy as one of the ways to provide electricity to the world, whether they have heard or read about the earthquake and tsunami that hit parts of Japan, and whether they have heard or read about the leakage of radiation from nuclear reactors in Japan as a result of the earthquake. Respondents were also queried on what their views were about nuclear energy before the earthquake in Japan, what their major source of information about the tsunami and earthquake in Japan was, their view on how Japan's economy would recover, whether they were concerned about the possibility of a nuclear incident in their own country, and whether they thought that nuclear power plants in their country were properly secured against accidents. Demographic variables include sex, age, marital status, race, income, education level, employment status, religious preference, and type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural).
- Global Terrorism Database (1970+)
Open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world. Unlike many other event databases, includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 150,000 cases.
- Health survey - 1996 (Palestine)
Collected data on the health status of the Palestinian population in the Palestinian Territory in order to facilitate the assessment and monitoring of maternal and child health status. Data are compiled from approximately 2,694 households including 4,862 married women aged 14-49 years and 4,630 children under the age of five.
- Health survey - 2000 (Palestine)
Updates the various indicators measured by the Health Survey-1996 (DSS Study 5082). The aim of the survey is to collect data on the health status of the Palestinian population in the Palestinian Territory in order to facilitate the assessment and monitoring of maternal and child health. The main objectives of the survey are to collect data on fertility and family planning; to provide data on reproductive trends and use of family planning methods; to provide data on the basic indicators of the health situation in the Palestinian Territory such as breastfeeding, antenatal care, immunization, and other health indicators; and to furnish data needed for monitoring progress toward goals established at the world summit for children and a basis for future action. For update see Demographic and Health Survey 2004 (DSS Study 5090).
Sample Size: 6,204 households, including 5,729 married women aged 12-54, and 6,169 children under age of 5
- Housing Condition Survey - 2000
Aims to provide reliable general data on housing and housing conditions indicators in Palestine in order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives Type of housing unit, Tenure of housing unit, Year of completing housing unit construction, Number of rooms in the housing unit, Number of bedrooms in the housing unit, Housing density, Availability of (water and electricity supplies, sewage network, phone lines, etc), Availability of durable goods, Housing Unit close to Public Service and Households need for housing units.
- Housing Conditions Survey - 2003
Aims to provide reliable general data on housing and housing conditions indicators in Palestine in order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives Type of housing unit, Tenure of housing unit, Year of completing housing unit construction, Number of rooms in the housing unit, Number of bedrooms in the housing unit, Housing density, Availability of (water and electricity supplies, sewage network, phone line), Availability of durable goods, Housing Unit close to Public Service and Households need for housing units.
- Impact of the Israeli measures on the well-being of the Palestinian children, women and the Palestinian household survey, 2001 : micro data.
Main objective is to measure the impact of Israeli measures on Palestinian children, women, and households. Data collection took place during the period 4/11/2001-5/15/2001. A random stratified cluster sample was selected to represent the target population. Sample included enumeration areas close to clashes, settlements, and Israeli checkpoints. Sample also covered areas exposed to direct aggression from the Israeli military (shelling, shooting, uprooting of trees, land drifting, etc.) in addition to other areas. Includes projections of demographic and social characteristics for all household members, housing condition indicators, living level indicators for household, and main and secondary sources of income.
Sample Size: Random stratified cluster sample
- International Religious Freedom Data (2001, 2003, 2005, 2008)
Contains aggregate measures from U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Reports. This coding produced data on 196 different countries and territories but excluded the United States. Also includes 3 indexes calculated from these data: Government Regulation of Religion index, Social Regulation of Religion index, Government Favoritism of Religion index. Part of the Association of Religion Data Archives. 2008 is found separately.
- IPUMS-International Census Data
Project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. Samples are currently available for Argentina (1970, 1980, 1991, 2001, 2010), Armenia (2001, 2011), Austria (1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), Bangladesh (1991, 2001, 2011), Belarus (1999, 2009), Bolivia (1976, 1992, 2001), Botswana (1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), Brazil (1960, 1970, 1980, 1991, 2000, 2010), Burkina Faso (1985, 1996, 2006), Cambodia (1998, 2008), Cameroon (1976, 1987, 2005), Canada (1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), Chile (1960, 1970, 1982, 1992, 2002), China (1982, 1990, 2000), Colombia (1964, 1973, 1985, 1993, 2005), Costa Rica (1963, 1973, 1984, 2000, 2011), Cuba (2002), Dominican Republic (1960, 1970, 1981, 2002, 2010), Ecuador (1962, 1974, 1982, 1990, 2001, 2010), Egypt (1986, 1996, 2006), El Salvador (1992, 2007), Ethiopia [1984, 1994, 2007],
Fiji (1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2007), France (1962, 1968, 1975, 1982, 1990, 1999, 2006, 2011), West Germany (1970, 1987), East Germany (1971, 1981) Ghana (1984, 2000, 2010), Greece (1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), Guinea (1983, 1996), Haiti (1971, 1982, 2003), Hungary (1970, 1980, 1990, 2001, 2011, India (1983, 1987, 1993, 1999, 2004, 2009 -- all employment surveys), Indonesia (1971, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010), Iran (2006, 2011), Iraq (1997), Ireland (1971, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2002, 2006, 2011), Israel (1972, 1983, 1995), Italy (2001), Jamaica (1982, 1991, 2001), Jordan (2004), Kenya (1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009), Kyrgyz Republic (1999, 2009), Liberia (1974, 2008), Malawi (1987, 1998, 2008), Malaysia (1970, 1980, 1991, 2000), Mali (1987, 1998, 2009), Mexico (1960, 1970, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015), (Mongolia 1989, 2000), Morocco (1982, 1994, 2004), Mozambique [1997, 2007], Nepal (2001), Netherlands (1960, 1971, 2001), Nicaragua (1971, 1995, 2005), Nigeria (2006-2010), Pakistan (1973, 1981, 1998), Palestine (1997, 2007), Panama (1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010), Paraguay [1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002], Peru (1993, 2007), Philippines (1990, 1995, 2000), Poland (1978, 1988, 2002, 2011), Portugal (1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), Puerto Rico (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010), Romania (1977, 1992, 2002, 2011), Rwanda (1991, 2002), Saint Lucia (1980, 1991), Senegal (1988, 2002), Sierra Leone (2004), Slovenia (2002), South Africa (1996, 2001, 2007, 2011), Spain (1981, 1991, 2001, 2011), South Sudan (2008), Sudan (2008), Switzerland (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000), Tanzania (1988, 2002, 2012), Thailand (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000), Trinidad and Tobago (1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2011), Turkey (1985, 1990, 2000), Uganda (1991, 2001), Ukraine (2001), United Kingdom (1991, 2001), United States (1850+), Uruguay (1963, 1975, 1985, 1996, 2006, 2011), Venezuela (1971, 1981, 1990, 2001), Vietnam (1989, 1999, 2009), Zambia (1990, 2000, 2010). Registration is required.
- Israeli Election Study Series
Surveys the political behavior and attitudes of Israeli voters before and after elections to the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, and for the Israeli Prime Minister. The series provides data on Israeli voters' attitudes toward national issues, such as the issues of peace and security, defense, Arab-Israeli relations, Jerusalem, Lebanon, Palestinian terrorism and statehood, democracy in Israel, the economy, minorities, and religion, and the party and politicians best suited to address these issues effectively. 1969+
- Labor Force Survey (Palestine)
Includes a series of sample statistical surveys aimed to identify the reality of the Palestinian labor market. Also provides data essential for policy making and developing employment levels in the Palestinian Territory. Data provided represent data of the continuous labor force survey round from 1995-2004, on a quarterly basis. Also available in an easy to use SDA format.
Sample Size: Each round targets 7,560 households representing about 22,000 individuals aged 15 years and older.
Labor Force Survey (Palestine) (Electronic File)
- Measurement of Cross-cutting Cleavages and Other Multidimensional Cleavage Structures
Contains 69 new indices for race, ethnicity, language, religion, income, and geography.
- Measuring Brain Drain by Gender 1990-2000
Emigration stocks and rates are provided by level of schooling and gender for 195 source countries in 1990 and 2000.
- Media survey 2000 (Palestine)
Provides many indicators relevant to mass media including: the ownership of PCs, TV sets, telecommunication means and satellite dishes, tendency towards TV and radio stations, the permeation of newspapers and magazines, method of receiving, and sections of newspapers read, prevalence of computers and access to the Internet, source of information for Palestinian children, favorite time of watching TV and listening to radio for Palestinian children, family monitoring of TV programs, and number of hours children spend watching TV. Besides targeting the household as a single unit, the survey targeted persons in the age groups 6-17 years, and 18 years and older.
Sample Size: 8,276 households: 5,733 households in the West Bank and 2,543 households in the Gaza Strip
- Middle East Political Events Data, 1979-1995
Collection of machine-coded events using the coding scheme employed in Correlates of War to create a continuous time series of data on interstate interaction covering the Levant area (countries bordering on the eastern Mediterranean sea). Produced by a computer program, developed at the University of Kansas, which reads in Reuters News Service reports and parses the first sentence (the lead) into the three main components (subject, verb, and object). The Kansas Events Data System (KEDS) program then recodes these components according to the COW coding scheme. Each yearly dataset contains 4 variables: date, source (subject), target (object), and action (verb). Dictionary files that match the actual person, group, or event to the coded value are provided. In addition, the principal investigator has provided information on linking the datasets for longitudinal analysis.
- Migration and Remittances Factbook
- Nutrition survey - 2002 (Palestine)
Collected data on the health and nutritional status of the Palestinian population in the Palestinian Territory, especially children aged 6-59 months and women aged 15-49 years, in order to facilitate the assessment and monitoring of health and nutritional status. The main objectives of the survey are determining the overall rate of malnutrition among children, the prevalence of anemia among children aged 6-59 months, and the prevalence of anemia among women aged 15-49 years. The data set contains 8 files.
Sample Size: 4,644 households, including 6,190 women aged 15-49 years, and 3,331 children aged 6-59 months.
- Occupational Wages around the World (OWW) Database
Contains occupational wage data for 161 occupations in 171 countries from 1983 to 2008.
- Palestinian Center For Public Opinion
Summary reports of public opinion of Palestinians.
- Palestinian Expenditure and Consumption Survey (1996-1998)
Provides information on standards of living and patterns of consumption and expenditure among Palestinian households and individuals on different kinds of goods and services such as food groups and other non food groups such as (clothing and footwear, housing, education, health care), and we see the impact of other indicators such as (region, type of locality, sex of head of household, household size) on the average of household and individuals consumption and expenditure in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
- Palestinian Population, Housing, and Establishment Census, 1997
Includes 1) all persons present in the Palestinian territory on the reference date, irrespective of nationality, purpose of stay and place of residence in the Palestinian territory. (2) all Palestinians temporarily living abroad (for less than one year prior to the night of the reference date) and who have a usual place of residence in the Palestinian territory (these persons are enumerated as part of their households). (3) all Palestinians studying abroad irrespective of the study period and the period of stay abroad and all Palestinian detainees in the Israeli jails regardless of the detention period.
Sample Size: 10%
Contains key socio-economic indicators for the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
- Party Variation in Religiosity and Women's Leadership: A Cross-National Perspective, 2008-2010
Compiled with the goal of looking beyond the national domestic level into individual party-level explanations for women's political leadership. Consists of 2 parts which analyze the party level for women's ascendancy to political leadership. Part 1 focuses on an aggregate of 25 non-randomly selected countries, Part 2 focuses on Lebanon. The study records the level of religiosity of political parties, where it refers to religious components in the party's political platforms or the extent to which religion penetrates a party's political agendas. Both datasets examine party variation in religiosity, party structure, respondents' station within a parties' decision-making inner structures, and other party-level characteristics that may impact women's leadership in various political parties. Additional variables include identifiers for Muslim, Arab, and European states, level of secularism, election design, party design, and age of party.
- Pechter Middle East Polls
Political, economic and social surveys in the Middle East and Muslim portions of South Asia and Africa. Select data is free online.
- Pew Global Attitudes Project
Worldwide public opinion surveys that encompasses a broad array of subjects ranging from people's assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. Topics have included views of Asian nations of each other, Muslims in Europe, images of the United States, the Iraq War, and foreign policy. Surveys include different nations and topics by year.
- Polling the Nations
Compilation of public opinion surveys conducted in the United States and more than 100 other countries. Each record includes the question asked and the responses given, the polling organization responsible for the work, the date the information was released, the sample size, and the groups or areas included in the interview.
- Poverty survey 2003 micro data. (Palestine)
Provides information on the effects of border closures and other political upheaval to the living standards of the Palestinian population. Also tracks changes in living standards and poverty. PCBS conducted the poverty survey in the Palestinian Territory during December 2003.
Sample Size: 3,127 households (1,899 in the West Bank and 1,228 in the Gaza Strip)
- RAND Database of Worldwide Terrorism Incidents
Records terrorist incidents that occurred from 1968-2009. Free registration is required.
- Social survey of Jerusalem, 2003 : micro data
Main objective is to provide reliable and up-to-date basic statistical information about the Palestinian community in Jerusalem in the fields of demography, social affairs and household economy. Provides detailed statistics about education, health, labor force, cultural activities, and Israeli violations against Palestinian people in Jerusalem.
Sample Size: Approximately 3,002 households including 16,029 persons.
- Statistical Abstracts of the World (ProQuest)
For a select list of countries, contains recent yearbooks. Tables are available in Excel format and have been converted to English.
- STEPS Global School-Based Student Health Survey (GSHS)
Helps countries measure and assess, at a relatively low cost, the behavioral risk factors and protective factors among young people ages 13 to 17 years (originally 13 to 15 years).
- Terra Populus: Integrated Data on Population and Environment
Integrates the world's population and environmental data, including population censuses and surveys; land cover information from remote sensing; climate records from weather stations; and land use records from statistical agencies. Currently includes over 80 countries.
- Time Use Survey 1999/2000 [Palestine]
Presents data on the time spent on the various activities such as work activities inside or outside establishments, housework, household care activities, voluntary activities, educational activities, cultural and social activities, mass media use, and personal care. Also, provides data on the percentage of individuals who carried out such activities, and average time spent on carrying out such activities for those who practiced. In addition, this survey sheds light on the social environment surrounding the individual while practicing such activities, including participants, place of activity, and means of transportation used in carrying out the activity.
- Transnational Social Movement Organization Dataset, 1953-2003
Brings new data to the investigation of relationships between globalization, social movements, and political change. Aims to enhance understanding of the organizational foundations for transnational activism, namely the population of transnational social movement organizations. Contains 301 variables. The variables were either taken directly from the Yearbook of International Organizations, or created from information in the Yearbook.
- Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (1995+)
Provides reliable and timely data on the mathematics and science achievement of U.S. 4th- and 8th-grade students compared to that of students in other countries. Collected in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011. Next round of collection will be in 2015. Also see the NCES Bibliography for literature that has used this data.
- UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS)
Surveys covering many nations. Household questionnaires were administered in each household, which collected various information on household members including sex, age and relationship. The household questionnaire includes household listing form, education, water and sanitation, household characteristics, child labour, child discipline, hand washing and salt iodization. In addition to a household questionnaire, questionnaires were administered in each household for women age 15-49 and children under age 5. For children, the questionnaire was administered to the mother or primary caretaker of the child.
The women's questionnaire includes woman's background, child mortality, desire for last birth, maternal and newborn health, illness symptoms, contraception, attitudes towards domestic violence, marriage, anthropometry, HIV/AIDS, and blood test for anaemia. The children's questionnaire includes child's age, birth registration, early childhood development, breastfeeding, care of illness, immunization, anthropometry and blood test for anaemia.
- Victimization Survey (1996, 1999) (Palestine)
Provides basic indicators on various aspects of victimization such as: Households and persons Victimized by criminal offense, type of criminal offense, Crime location, Perpetrator, Crime reporting, Reported crime underwent legal proceedings, Physical harm and tangible losses of criminal offenses
- Voice of the People Series (2005+)
Annual survey to solicit public opinion on social and political issues. Every year the survey will be conducted in approximately 50 countries, with a minimal sample size of 500 per country. Wherever possible, within each country a nationally representative sample n=500 adults, male and female, aged 18 and older will be used. In some emergent countries, where such research conditions are not possible, there may be stated variations to this (e.g. urban areas only). Similarly, in the developed world interviews will be conducted by telephone, while in emergent and under-developed countries face to face interviews will be conducted. Demographic variables include sex, age, household income, education level, employment status, and religious preference.
- WHO Mortality Database
World Health Organization compilation of mortality data by age, sex and cause of death, as reported annually by member states from their civil registration systems.
- Work conditions survey 1997 (Palestine)
Conducted as a supplement to the Labour Force Survey. Provides basic information on the employment characteristics of Palestinian labor in both the public and private sector including health condition at work, work environment, membership in labor unions and availability of employment contracts.
Sample Size: 4,719 employed persons aged 15 years and older
- World Bank Group Country Opinion Survey Program (COS)
Interested in gauging the views of clients and partners who are either involved in development in the given country or who observe activities related to social and economic development. Meant to give the World Bank's team that works in the given country, more in-depth insight into how the Bank's work is perceived.
- World Bank Microdata Library
Portal for all surveys and datasets held in catalogs maintained by the World Bank and a number of contributing external catalogs.
- World Contraceptive Use (2010, 2012, 2016)
Includes trends on contraceptive prevalence and unmet needs for family planning. 2012 and 2016 can also be found on the UN Site..
- World Database of Happiness: States of Nations
Includes summary information from social surveys indicating levels of happiness in about 95 countries around the world, along with data on possible causal factors. Includes state level measures for the USA.
- World Fertility Data (2006, 2008, 2012, 2015)
Presents data on age-specific fertility rates, total fertility and mean age at childbearing for 201 countries or areas of the world. Covers the time period from 1950 to the present. Data for the time period before 1950 have been included as well, if readily available, but no systematic attempt was made to collect data prior to 1950 for all countries. 2015 is also found on the UN site.
- World Marriage Data (2006, 2008, 2012, 2015)
Provides comparable data on the marital status of the population by age and sex for 231 countries or areas of the world. Contains data on marital status of men and women, currently married men and women, ever married men and women and singulate mean age at marriage (SMAM). Data are presented from around 1970 to the most recent data available. 2015 is also found on the UN site.
- World Mortality Report (2011)
Includes death rates, infant mortality, under age 5 mortality, life expectancy, and probability of dying between ages 15 and 60. Some data goes back to 1950 with projections to 2015.
- World Population Prospects
Comprehensive set of demographic indicators for 1950-2100. Includes measures of fertility, life expectancy, migration, and measures of the impact of HIV/AIDS. Older versions are on the DSS server.
- World Public Opinion.org
Program on International Policy Attitudes site providing public opinion from around the world.
- World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database (2016 ed.)
Contains time series data for 1960, 1965, 1970 and annually from 1975-2015 for around 180 different telecommunication and ICT statistics covering the telecommunication network and ICT uptake, mobile services, quality of service, traffic, staff, tariffs, revenue and investment. Data for over 200 economies are available. For select series more recent data may be available on the ITU website. Also see ITU Historical Statistics with select data from 1849-1967.
- World Values Survey (WVS)
Designed to enable a crossnational comparison of values and norms on a wide variety of topics and to monitor changes in values and attitudes across the globe. A variety of questions on religion and morality were included. Coverage includes: Albania - 1998, 2002; Algeria - 2002, 2014; Andorra - 2005;
Argentina - 1991, 1995, 1999, 2006, 2013; Armenia - 1997, 2011; Australia - 1995, 2005, 2012; Austria - 1990, 1999; Azerbaijan - 1997, 2011-2012; Bahrain (2014); Bangladesh - 1996, 2002; Belarus - 1996, 2000, 2011; Belgium - 1981, 1990, 1999; Bosnia and Herzegovinia - 1998, 2001; Brazil - 1990, 1997, 2006, 2014; Bulgaria - 1990, 1997, 1999, 2006; Burkina Faso - 2007; Canada - 1982, 1990, 2000, 2006; Chile - 1990, 1996, 2000, 2006; China - 1990, 1995, 2001, 2006, 2012; Colombia - 1998, 2005, 2012; Croatia - 1996, 1999; Cyprus - 2006, 2011; Czech Republic - 1991, 1998, 1999; Denmark - 1981, 1990, 1999; Dominican Republic - 1998; Ecuador - 2013; Egypt - 2000, 2008, 2012; El Salvador - 1999; Estonia - 1990, 1996, 1999, 2011; Ethiopia - 2007; Finland - 1990, 1996, 2000, 2005; France - 1981, 1990, 1999, 2006; Georgia - 1996, 2008, 2014; Germany - 2006, 2013; Germany East - 1990, 1997; Germany West - 1981, 1990, 1997; Ghana - 2007, 2011; Great Britain - 1981, 1990, 1998, 1999 (also see United Kingdom); Greece - 1999; Hong Kong - 2005, 2013; Hungary - 1991, 1998, 1999; Iceland - 1984, 1990, 1999; India - 1990, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2014; Indonesia - 2001, 2006; Iran - 2003, 2005; Iraq - 2006, 2013; Ireland - 1981, 1990, 1999; Israel - 2001; Italy - 1981, 1990, 1999, 2005; Japan - 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010; Jordan - 2007, 2014; Kazakhstan - 2011; Kuwait - 2013; Kyrgyzstan - 2003, 2011; Lativa - 1990, 1996, 1999; Lebanon - 2013; Libya - 2013; Lithuania - 1990, 1997, 1999; Luxembourg - 1999; Macedonia - 1998, 2001; Malaysia - 2006, 2011; Mali - 2007; Malta - 1983, 1991, 1999; Mexico - 1995, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2012; Moldova - 1996, 2006; Montenegro - 1996, 2001; Morocco - 2001, 2007, 2011; Netherlands - 1981, 1990, 1999, 2006, 2012; New Zealand - 1998, 2004, 2011; Nigeria - 1990, 1995, 2000, 2011; Northern Ireland - 1981, 1999 (also see United Kingdom); Norway - 1990, 1996, 2007; Pakistan - 1997, 2001, 2012; Palestine - 2013; Peru - 1995, 2001, 2006, 2012; Philippines - 1996, 2001, 2012; Poland - 1990, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2012; Portugal - 1990, 1999; Puerto Rico - 1995, 2001; Qatar- 2010; Romania - 1993, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2012; Russia - 1996, 1999, 2006, 2011; Rwanda - 2007, 2012; Saudi Arabia - 2003; Serbia - 1996, 2001, 2006;
Singapore - 2002, 2012; Slovakia - 1991, 1998, 1999; Slovenia - 1992, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2011; South Africa - 1990, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2013; South Korea - 1980, 1990, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2010; Spain - 1981, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2011; Sweden - 1990, 1996, 1999, 2006, 2011; Switzerland - 1989, 1996, 2007; Taiwan - 1995, 2006, 2012; Tanzania - 2001; Thailand - 2007, 2013; Trinidad and Tobago - 2006, 2010; Turkey - 1990, 1997, 2001, 2007, 2011; Uganda - 2001; Ukraine - 1996, 1999, 2006, 2011; United Kingdom - 2006 (also see Great Britain and Northern Ireland); United States - 1982, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2006, 2011; Uruguay - 1996, 2006, 2011; Uzbekistan - 2011; Venezuela - 1996, 2000; Vietnam - 2001, 2006; Yemen - 2013; Zambia - 2007; and Zimbabwe - 2001, 2011.
- Youth survey 2003 micro data. (Palestine)
Study of different topics of significance to youth such as entertainment activities, family relationships, education, health and labor.
Sample Size: 4,830 households: 3,256 households in the West Bank and 1,574 households in Gaza Strip
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