UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Human Rights Atlas Dataset, 1981-2012

Title details

SN: 7636
Title: Human Rights Atlas Dataset, 1981-2012
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7636-1
Depositor: Farquhar, D., University of Essex. Business and Local Government Data Research Centre
Principal investigator(s): Landman, T., University of Essex. Department of Government
Data collector(s): Farquhar, D., University of Essex. Department of Government
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: RES-189-25-0308
Other acknowledgements: Other Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant numbers associated with the project are ES/J000728/1 and ES/K00803X/1.

Subject Categories

Agriculture, forestry and rural industry - Industry and management
Economic conditions and indicators - Economics
Environmental and conservation issues - Environment, conservation and land use
General - Education
Trade, industry and markets - Industry and management
Unemployment - Employment and labour


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The Human Rights Atlas, 2012 dataset was created for the ESRC-funded Human Rights Atlas Project. The dataset collates data from over 200 indicators, across 190 countries and territories. The data are also available on the Human Rights Atlas Project website, where further information about the project may also be found.

Further information may also be found on the ESRC Human Rights Atlas and Extending the Human Rights Atlas award webpages.

A Dataset guide can be found at the website of the UK Data Service.

Main Topics:
The dataset includes economic and social indicators from a number of open data sources forming a time series for over 220 countries, dependencies and territories from 1981 to 2012. The dataset contains 160 variables, reduced from the previous edition, which included 229.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1981 - 2012
Dates of fieldwork: 2012
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national
The data cover 200 different measures of economic, social, political, and legal life in 220 different countries across the world.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Time series data collected as part of a research project.
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Number of units: 220 countries
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 24 February 2015
Copyright: Copyright T. Landman
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: These data are available to any user for any purpose under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)

Access to the Human Rights Atlas data 2012 via UKDS.Stat is freely available to all.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Zip files contain data, documentation and licence details

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SPSS (Zip) 3234[MD5Checksum: D9B89F4553ACB0F3BC3528FBFAF86B00]
Stata (Zip) 2828[MD5Checksum: D1CA7485BF22344EFD2628CFC214CB22]
Tab-delimited (Zip) 2472[MD5Checksum: ACE3D1234483EA948FAC244012099D54]


Title File Name Size (KB)
Codebook 7636_esrc_hra_v2_codebook.pdf 998
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_7636_Information.htm 6
READ File read7636.htm 10


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