SocioPolitical preprocessor

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Series read into DataSocioPol.bas

Table Definition Source Notes Last IFs Update
SeriesEUMembership Members of the European Union or predecessors (1=yes) Constructed from assorted    
SeriesCorruption Level of corruption, 10 to 0, Transparency Intl (10 most transparent) Transparency International www.transparency.org/documents/index.html. Various years AS;CN 02/2012
SeriesPoliticalEmbeddCOWJDM Measure of Country Embeddedness in International Political Systems JDM JDM; data temporarily put in without vetting for JDM dissertation work 2010/11/16
SeriesGEM Gender empowerment measure of the UNDP UNDP HDR AS 2011/08/15
SeriesNPOW Nuclear warheads, strategic (regardless of size)

Global nuclear weapons inventories, 1945–2013, written by Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris https://doi.org/10.1177/0096340213501363 

JW; HF; When SIPRI specified a range, the average value was used. Data for North Korea is estimated based on number of nuclear tests.  2017/04/19
SeriesPolityAutoc Polity project's measure of autocracy (0=low; 10=high) Polity Project; courtesy of Monty Marshall DAB;SMD 2013/10/14
SeriesPolityDemoc Polity project's measure of democracy (0=low; 10=high) Polity Project; courtesy of Monty Marshall DAB;SMD 2013/10/14
SeriesEthnic1 Size of largest ethnic group as percent of population CIA World Factbook; holes filled (for 2007 column) by Jonathan Moyer various sources JEM 2013/12/17
SeriesEthnic2 Size of second largest ethnic group as percent of population CIA World Factbook; holes filled by Jonathan Moyer various sources JEM 2013/12/17
SeriesGovWBDoingBusinessCostofStarting Cost of registring a business as a percent of per capita income WDI  BATCH PULL AD 2015/07/14
SeriesICTInternet%Pop Percent of population on-line WDI  BATCH PULL AD 2015/07/14
SeriesFreedom Civil and political freedom level on scale of 2 to 14 (lower is freer) Freedom House (Annual freedom in the world country scores 1972-2014); web updates N.S - FreeCiv + FreePol 2015/07/24
SeriesFreedomEcon Economic freedom level on scale of 1 to 10 (most free) Fraser International (http://www.freetheworld.com); replaces Gwartney, Lawson, Samida: 2000 KN 2016/02/16