Russett: Russett data

Description Usage Format References Examples

Description

The Russett data set (Russett, 1964) are studied in Gifi (1990). Three blocks of variables have been defined for 47 countries. The first block X1 = [GINI, FARM, RENT] is related to "Agricultural Inequality". The second block X2 = [GNPR, LABO] describes "Industrial Development". The third one X3 = [INST, ECKS, DEAT] measures "Political Instability". An additional variable DEMO describes the political regime: stable democracy, unstable democracy or dictatorship. Russett collected this data to study relationships between Agricultural Inequality, Industrial Development and Political Instability. Russett's hypotheses can be formulated as follows: It is difficult for a country to escape dictatorship when its agricultural inequality is above-average and its industrial development below-average.

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Format

A data frame with 47 observations on the following 11 numeric variables.

gini

Inequality of land distribution

farm

% farmers that own half of the land

rent

% farmers that rent all their land

gnpr

Gross national product per capita ($1955)

labo

% of labor force employed in agriculture

inst

Instability of executive (45-61)

ecks

Number of violent internal war incidents (46-61)

death

Number of people killed as a result of civic group violence (50-62)

demostab

binary variable equal to 1 for stable democraty and 0 otherwise

demoinst

binary variable equal to 1 for unstable democraty and 0 otherwise

dictator

binary variable equal to 1 for dictatorship and 0 otherwise

References

Russett B.M. (1964), Inequality and Instability: The Relation of Land Tenure to Politics, World Politics 16:3, 442-454.

Gifi, A. (1990), Nonlinear multivariate analysis, Chichester: Wiley.

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#Loading of the Russett dataset
data(Russett)
#Russett is partitioned into three blocks (X_agric, X_ind, X_polit)
X_agric =as.matrix(Russett[,c("gini","farm","rent")])
X_ind = as.matrix(Russett[,c("gnpr","labo")])
X_polit = as.matrix(Russett[ , c("inst", "ecks", "death", "demostab", 
                                 "demoinst", "dictator")])
A = list(X_agric, X_ind, X_polit)
lapply(A, dim)

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