The Quality of Government Basic Dataset, version Jan21
University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, http://www.qog.pol.gu.se doi:10.18157/qogbasjan21
186 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2021 Last revised: 19 Apr 2022
Date Written: 2021
In the QoG Basic CS dataset, data from and around 2017 is included. Data from 2017 is prioritized, however, if no data is available for a country for 2017, data for 2018 is included. If no data exists for 2018, data for 2016 is included, and so on up to a maximum of +/- 3 years.
In the QoG Basic TS dataset, data from 1946 to 2020 is included and the unit of analysis is country-year (e.g., Sweden-1946, Sweden-1947, etc.).
In the codebook, you can find a description of all data sources and variables. We provide a list of the variables categorized into nineteen 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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