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Finding Social Science Data for Research

Selected data resources categorized by academic discipline

World Bank Data

World Bank databases include data on living standards around the world.

  • A very large number of macro-economic statistics (like Gross National Income etc) are available for a long list of world countries. 
  • Date coverage varies.
  • Recommend using the “World Development Indicators” data set accessed through the “DataBank” tool.

Organization For Economic Cooperation And Development (OECD)

This OECD site provides a portal to free socio-economic statistics collected by the OECD.




UT Libraries also subscribes to OECD iLibrary, OECD's premier fee-based product.