This website presents indicators of socio-economic development for the
period 1950-2005. It complements the textbook The Dynamics of Socio-Economic
Development. An Introduction by Adam Szirmai, published by Cambridge
University Press in 2005. The book has a
strong empirical orientation and contains over 70 tables with statistical
data on different dimensions of development for a sample of 29 developing
countries and aggregate data for regions.
The website presents the detailed worksheets that underlie each of these
tables. This provides students with insights into how tables are constructed
from the original raw data, how different sources can be merged and how
concepts and choice of years may influence the final results. The tables are
updated on a continuous basis.
The website also
provides links to important sources of international data for the study of
growth and development.
The following tables
have recently been updated:
table 1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2,
3.5, 4.1, 6.2, 6.3 and
6.7. For details see update