Economic Data

Barro-Lee Educational attainment data from 1950 to 2010 for 146 countries, disaggregated by sex and 5-year age intervals. Used in Gay et al. (2017).

CEPII - GeoDIST Geographical variables for 225 countries, including bilateral distance measures and contiguity indicators. Used in Gay et al. (2017).

DESA Population statistics from the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of  United Nations, including population, fertility, and migration indicators for a wide range of countries and time periods. Used in Gay et al. (2017).

Genetic Distance Genetic distance data for 206 countries. From Spolaore, E., and Wacziarg, R. (2017) "Ancestry and Development: New Evidence". Used in Gay et al. (2017).

ILOSTAT Labor statistics from the International Labor Organization, including labor force participation rates for a wide range of countries and time periods. Used in Gay et al. (2017).

IPUMS USA U.S. Census and American Community Survey microdata from 1850 to the present. Used in Gay et al. (2016a)Gay et al. (2016b), and Gay et al. (2017).

Penn World Tables Income, output, input, and productivity data from 1950 to 2014 for 182 countries. Used in Gay et al. (2017).
Linguistic Data
AUTOTYP Geographical distribution of about 2,900 languages. Used in Gay et al. (2017).

World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) Structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of about 2,700 languages. Used in Santacreu-Vasut et al. (2013)Gay et al. (2016a)Gay et al. (2016b), and Gay et al. (2017).
Political Data
Autocratic Regimes Transition information for the 280 autocratic regimes in existence from 1946 to 2010. From Geddes, B., Wright, J., and Frantz, E. (2014) "Autocratic breakdown and Regime Transitions: A New Data Set", Perspectives on Politics, 12(2), 313-331. Used in Albertus and Gay (2017).

DD Democracy and dictatorship database. Classification of political regimes across 202 countries from 1946 to 2008. From Cheibub, J. A., Gandhi, J., and Vreeland, J. R. (2010) "Democracy and Dictatorship Revisited", Public Choice, 143, 67-101. Used in Albertus and Gay (2017).

IPU PARLINE Contains information on the structure and working methods of 271 parliamentary chambers in all of the 193 countries where a national legislature exists. Used in Santacreu-Vasut et al. (2013).

Quota Project Worldwide information on quota provisions for women in parliament. Used in Santacreu-Vasut et al. (2013).