[PW] Historical international stats back to early 20th century

susankamm at att.net susankamm at att.net
Fri Aug 3 13:36:03 PDT 2018

The International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, has a library:
https://library.olympic.org/Default/accueil.aspx.  Although they may not
collect the data your student is seeking, they might be able to help.  

The League of Nations, although not formed until 1920, may also be a source.
A Google search provides this link to the British Library:
nations.html.  Again, their staff may be able to help.

Finally, and closer to home, the Library of Congress catalog provides links
to several statistical sources the League published beginning in the 1920s:

Hope this helps!

Your friendly neighborhood CyberGoddess,
Sue Kamm
Los Angeles Dodgers Truest of the Blue, 2000
"It's time for Dodger baseball!"
- Vin Scully
Email:  susankamm [at] att [dot] net

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I am trying to help a student find sources for historical international
statistics by country and year, specifically on:
Maternal mortality rates
Adolescent birth rates
Female Labor Force Participation Rate
Male Labor Force Participation Rate

She's specifically looking at countries that have hosted the Olympics (so
not all western nations but not the developing world), and she's hoping to
go back to the 1890s.(!?) I have real concerns that what she wants may not
exist, at least not in a form that is compatible with more current data she
is using, but I'd like to see what I can find.
I've tried the WHO, Census international tables, UNdata, Europa World, Data
Citation Index, and Statistical Insight, but nothing comes close to going
back far enough.

Any ideas or insight into sources (print in particular) that may exist are
greatly appreciated!

Kathy Snediker
Research & Instruction Department
University Libraries
University of South Carolina
snediker at mailbox.sc.edu<mailto:snediker at mailbox.sc.edu>

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