Till startsida
University of Gothenburg
Sitemap

QoG EU Regional Data

The QoG EU Regional dataset is a dataset consisting of approximately 450 variables covering three levels of European regions - Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS): NUTS0 (country), NUTS1(major socio-economic regions) and NUTS2(basic regions for the application of regional policies). The data is presented in time-series version, the unit of analysis is region-year (e.g. Stockholm-2013, Bremen-2005 and so on).

The unit of analysis in the QoG EU Regional Data is regions of Europe. The NUTS is used as a geocode standard for referencing the subdivisions of European countries. A hierarchy of three sub-national NUTS levels is established by Eurostat for European countries. The subdivisions in some levels do not necessarily correspond to administrative divisions within the country.

The QoG Regional Data is presented in three different forms available in separate datasets. All datasets are available in time-series format. First one (The QoG Regional Data - Long Form) is a dataset where data is presented in the long form. The list of units of analysis contains regions of all NUTS levels.

Two other datasets are presented in the wide form. In the second dataset (The QoG Regional Data - Wide Form NUTS1) includes NUTS1 level as the unit of analysis and variables represent the values for this level and corresponding lower level – NUTS0. As an example, in this dataset the data is presented only for East Sweden (Östra Sverige SE1), as a unit of analysis and have values for lower level of this region - Sweden (SE).

The third dataset (The QoG Regional Data - Wide Form NUTS2) the unit of analysis is NUTS2 level regions and variables provide values as for every unit of analysis, as well as for corresponding lower NUTS levels: NUTS1 and NUTS0. One example of unit of analysis in this dataset is Stockholm (SE11) and data for every variable will be for Stockholm, as well as for lower levels region – East Sweden (Östra Sverige SE1) and Sweden (SE).

In the codebook you can find a description of all data sources and variables. Detailed descriptions of all variables are sorted by original data sources. We hope that this will facilitate your search for variables.


CITATION
When using QoG Basic data, please cite as follows (don´t forget to also cite the original source):

Charron, Nicholas, Stefan Dahlberg, Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein, Anna Khomenko & Richard Svensson. 2016. The Quality of Government EU Regional Dataset, version May16. University of Gothenburg: The Quality of Government Institute, http://www.qog.pol.gu.se

Downloads

QoG EU Regional Codebook

QoG EU Regional Long Data
(version: May 2016)

Stata
SPSS
Excel
.csv

Note: To save CSV files, right-click and choose "save link as..."

QoG EU Regional Wide NUTS1 Data
(version: May 2016)

Stata
SPSS
Excel
.csv

Note: To save CSV files, right-click and choose "save link as..."

 

QoG EU Regional Wide NUTS2 Data
(version: May 2016)

Stata
SPSS
Excel
.csv

Note: To save CSV files, right-click and choose "save link as..."

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?