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General Purpose of the Collection
To serve the needs of the Economic Growth Center which, "since its founding in 1961 by faculty in the Economics Department at Yale University, has had the objective of studying and promoting understanding of the economic development process within low-income countries and how development is affected by trade and financial relations between these countries and those that developed earlier.”
Scope of Coverage
The Economic Growth Center Collection actively collects statistical materials published by the governments of developing countries, their central banks, and intergovernmental organizations. The collection is primarily comprised of development plans, censuses (population, housing and agricultural), economic surveys, statistical yearbooks, budgets and national accounts. Publications of research organizations and non-governmental organizations are collected selectively. The collection includes statistical materials from the national/federal and state/provincial levels.
Materials from Western Europe are limited to main statistical yearbooks and censuses. The collection excludes publications from the United States and Canada.
Publications in all languages are acquired, but, with few exceptions, only those in Roman script are added to the EGC collection in the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI). Publications in non-Roman scripts are housed in the Sterling Memorial Library or the Library Shelving Facility.
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