AMAR Sample

From the list of over 900 new AMAR socially relevant ethnic groups that were not in the MAR data, the AMAR data project Phase I identified a random sample of 74 groups. These 74 groups were coded on all MAR variables, and with proper statistical weighting, combined with the original MAR data to create a new database – the AMAR dataset. The resultant data constitutes an unbiased sample that is more representative of the universe of socially relevant ethnic groups.  

The AMAR Phase I sample data is introduced in Birnir Jóhanna K, David D. Laitin, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, David M. Waguespack, Agatha S. Hultquist, and Ted R. Gurr. 2017. “Introducing the AMAR (All Minorities at Risk) Data." Journal of Conflict Resolution.

The cross sectional replication data for Birnir et al. 2017 is available here.  The codebook for the cross sectional replication data is available here.  The appendix for Birnir et al. 2017 is available here.

The longitudinal AMAR Phase I dataset and codebook are available here.  

When using the AMAR Phase I sample dataset, please cite: Birnir Jóhanna K, David D. Laitin, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, David M. Waguespack, Agatha S. Hultquist, and Ted R. Gurr. 2017. “Introducing the AMAR (All Minorities at Risk) Data." Journal of Conflict Resolution.