The Quality of Government OECD Dataset, version Jan20
University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, 2020
421 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2020 Last revised: 3 Apr 2020
Date Written: 2020
The QoG OECD dataset consist of approximately 1000 variables from approximately 80 data sources. The dataset includes OECD member countries and has high data coverage in terms of geography and time.
In the QoG OECD CS dataset, data from and around 2016 is included. Data from 2016 is prioritized, however, if no data are 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 OECD 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.
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