Wage: Mid-Atlantic Wage Data

Description Usage Format Source References Examples

Description

Wage and other data for a group of 3000 male workers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 3000 observations on the following 11 variables.

year

Year that wage information was recorded

age

Age of worker

maritl

A factor with levels 1. Never Married 2. Married 3. Widowed 4. Divorced and 5. Separated indicating marital status

race

A factor with levels 1. White 2. Black 3. Asian and 4. Other indicating race

education

A factor with levels 1. < HS Grad 2. HS Grad 3. Some College 4. College Grad and 5. Advanced Degree indicating education level

region

Region of the country (mid-atlantic only)

jobclass

A factor with levels 1. Industrial and 2. Information indicating type of job

health

A factor with levels 1. <=Good and 2. >=Very Good indicating health level of worker

health_ins

A factor with levels 1. Yes and 2. No indicating whether worker has health insurance

logwage

Log of workers wage

wage

Workers raw wage

Source

Data was manually assembled by Steve Miller, of Open BI (www.openbi.com), from the March 2011 Supplement to Current Population Survey data.

http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/TheDataWeb

References

James, G., Witten, D., Hastie, T., and Tibshirani, R. (2013) An Introduction to Statistical Learning with applications in R, www.StatLearning.com, Springer-Verlag, New York

Examples

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summary(Wage)
lm(wage~year+age,data=Wage)
## maybe str(Wage) ; plot(Wage) ...

Example output

      year           age                     maritl           race     
 Min.   :2003   Min.   :18.00   1. Never Married: 648   1. White:2480  
 1st Qu.:2004   1st Qu.:33.75   2. Married      :2074   2. Black: 293  
 Median :2006   Median :42.00   3. Widowed      :  19   3. Asian: 190  
 Mean   :2006   Mean   :42.41   4. Divorced     : 204   4. Other:  37  
 3rd Qu.:2008   3rd Qu.:51.00   5. Separated    :  55                  
 Max.   :2009   Max.   :80.00                                          
                                                                       
              education                     region               jobclass   
 1. < HS Grad      :268   2. Middle Atlantic   :3000   1. Industrial :1544  
 2. HS Grad        :971   1. New England       :   0   2. Information:1456  
 3. Some College   :650   3. East North Central:   0                        
 4. College Grad   :685   4. West North Central:   0                        
 5. Advanced Degree:426   5. South Atlantic    :   0                        
                          6. East South Central:   0                        
                          (Other)              :   0                        
            health      health_ins      logwage           wage       
 1. <=Good     : 858   1. Yes:2083   Min.   :3.000   Min.   : 20.09  
 2. >=Very Good:2142   2. No : 917   1st Qu.:4.447   1st Qu.: 85.38  
                                     Median :4.653   Median :104.92  
                                     Mean   :4.654   Mean   :111.70  
                                     3rd Qu.:4.857   3rd Qu.:128.68  
                                     Max.   :5.763   Max.   :318.34  
                                                                     

Call:
lm(formula = wage ~ year + age, data = Wage)

Coefficients:
(Intercept)         year          age  
 -2318.5309       1.1968       0.6992  

ISLR documentation built on May 2, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

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