Summary: This shapefile provides economic development data for sovereign nations with populations less than 100 million persons, and for provinces and districts for nations with populations greater than 100 million persons. These divisions form the basis for Martin W. Lewis's Demic Regions framework.
Description: This file lists total population, nominal GDP, nominal GDP per capita, PPP, PPP per capita, and HDI by division. GDP and PPP figures are in US Dollars. It includes information for a combination of sovereign nations, dependencies, and provinces. Data sources include EuroStat, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, CIA World Factbook, and Wikipedia.org.
Geospatial data derived from Natural Earth data (naturalearthdata.com)
Credits: This project was conducted at Stanford's Spatial History Project (spatialhistory.stanford.edu). The Demic Regions derived from these divisions were created by Martin W. Lewis, senior lecturer at Stanford University, who initiated and led the project. Data was gathered, cleaned, and analyzed by Anne Fredell. Technical assistance provided by Jake Coolidge, Spatial History Project.
Access and use limitations: The reuse and adaptation of this data is encouraged for scholarly work. Its commercial use is strictly prohibited. Kindly inform the authors of any adaptations or modifications made to improve the quality of the data.
|Code||Text column (no statistics available)|
|Code represents a combination of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) country codes and HASC (Hierarchical Administrative Subdivision Codes) country subdivision codes. ISO codes were sourced from a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill online dictionary by Russ Rowlett (http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/codes/country.htm), and HASC codes from Statoids.com.|
|Division||Text column (no statistics available)|
|The name of the sub-national province, state, or territory.|
0.00 to 0.97
|HDI stands for the Human Development Index, which is a statistic that is composed of life longevity, literacy, education, and standard of living.|
|Country||Country column (no statistics available)|
|The sovereign nation the province belongs to (if applicable).|
230.74 to 174500.00
|PPP per capita is PPP normalized by population.|
1 to 67
|Zone denotes the demic region each country and country division has been assigned to.|
36000000.00 to 2173000000000.00
|PPP stands for Purchasing Power Parity, which represents the internal economic resources of different countries.|
30008790.00 to 2174529810000.00
|Nominal GDP reflects the financial power of different countries in terms of internationally transferable financial resources.|
9322.00 to 106631571.00
|Number of persons.|
90.00 to 186174.90
|Nominal GDP per capita is nominal GDP normalized by population.|