Updated version of the CWS and LAC datasets

This version of the Comparative Welfare States Dataset is an update of Brady, Huber, and Stephens (2014). It corrects errors in Brady et al. (2014) (e.g. errors in the WTID Data on the top 1% share including capital gains) and it adds several variables (e.g. the OECD income distribution data). Language clarifying the content of variables and the sources of variables was also added in a number of places in the codebook. The variables were reordered to place similar variables together and a table of contents is included to make it easier to navigate the dataset.

The Latin America welfare states dataset is an update of Huber et al. (2008). The update adds new variables and updates existing variables. The data are also reorganized and a table of contents is provided. A companion political dataset is now made available with information of votes, seats, and party alignments of political parties and presidents.

January 26, 2016 | Uncategorized