A Sub-National Dataset on Demographic Trends, Socio-Economic Development and Women’s Living Conditions for 52 Countries [1990-2019]

Camille Belmin , Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Roman Hoffmann , Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Mahmoud Elkasabi, The DHS Program
Peter-Paul Pichler, potsdam institute for climate impact research

While country-level data on demographic and socioeconomic development are increasingly becoming available, comparative data at the sub-national level are still widely missing. Such data are important for understanding and addressing the often large inequalities within countries and for the design of targeted and inclusive policy measures. To this end, we present a global longitudinal database, which provides information on a range of key demographic and socioeconomic development indicators at the sub-national level for 52 countries and 450 regions. The data are based on 197 Demographic and Health Surveys covering the period 1990-2019. They consist of about 150 indicators with a particular focus on the status and living conditions of women and challenges they face. In addition, extensive information about socio-economic as well as climatic conditions in the regions are provided. The resulting data offer various opportunities for policy-relevant research by enabling researchers to explore demographic trends and underlying drivers of socio-economic developments and changes at the regional level.

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 Presented in Session 73. Issues in health data analysis