The Quality of Government Standard Dataset, Version Jan20
University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, doi:10.18157/qogstdjan20
759 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2020 Last revised: 1 Apr 2020
Date Written: 2020
The QoG Standard dataset is our largest dataset. It consists of approximately 2200 variables from approx. 100 data sources.
In the QoG Standard CS dataset, data from and around 2016 is included. Data from 2016 is prioritized, however, if no data is available for a country for 2016, data for 2017 is included. If no data exists for 2017, data for 2015 is included, and so on up to a maximum of +/- 3 years.
In the QoG Standard TS dataset, data from 1946 to 2019 is included and the unit of analysis is country-year (e.g. Sweden-1946, Sweden-1947 and so on).
In the codebook you can find a description of all data sources and variables. We provide a list of the variables categorized into eighteen thematic topics. Detailed descriptions of all variables are sorted by original data sources. We hope that this will facilitate your search for variables.
In 2009, the QoG Standard Dataset received the Lijphart, Przeworski, Verba Award for Best Dataset by the APSA Comparative Politics Section.
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