Indicators for the Impact of Colonialism

Based on an evaluation of the existing body of qualitative and quantitative research on the impact of colonialism and of the historical statistics and datasets available , we suggest to measure the impact of colonialism with 15 indicators, four of which relate to the political sphere, seven to the economy, and four to society more general. In this part we discuss their background and construction (mainly trichotomic or pentatomic) and present some descriptive statistics.