The Quality of Government Basic Dataset, version Jan18
University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, http://www.qog.pol.gu.se doi:10.18157/QoGBasJan18
217 Pages Posted: 4 May 2020
Date Written: 2018
The QoG Basic dataset is a smaller version of the QoG Standard dataset. It consists of approximately 400 variables from 80 different data sources.
In the QoG Basic CS dataset, 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 Basic TS dataset, 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 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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