The Quality of Government Standard Dataset, Version Jan18
University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, http://www.qog.pol.gu.se doi:10.18157/QoGStdJan18
778 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2020 Last revised: 1 May 2020
Date Written: 2018
The QoG Standard data-set is our largest data-set. It consists of approximately 2100 variables from more than 100 data sources.
In the QoG Standard CS data-set, data from and around 2014 is included. Data from 2014 is prioritized, however, if no data is available for a country for 2014, data for 2015 is included. If no data exists for 2015, data for 2013 is included, and so on up to a maximum of +/- 3 years.
In the QoG Standard TS data-set, data from 1946 to 2017 is included and the unit of analysis is country-year (e.g. Sweden-1946, Sweden-1947 and so on).
In the code-book 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 Data-set received the Lijphart, Przeworski, Verba Award for Best Data-set by the APSA Comparative Politics Section.
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