Deforestation and Debt

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Description

It has been theorized that developing countries cut down their forests to pay off foreign debt. Data are debt, deforestation, and population from 11 Latin American nations.

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Format

A data frame with 11 observations on the following 4 variables.

Country

a character vector indicating the country

Debt

debt (millions of dollars)

Deforest

deforestation (thousands of ha)

Pop

population (thousands of people)

Source

Ramsey, F.L. and Schafer, D.W. (2013). The Statistical Sleuth: A Course in Methods of Data Analysis (3rd ed), Cengage Learning.

References

Gullison, R.R. and Losos, E.C. (1992). The Role of Foreign Debt in Deforestation in Latin America, Conservation Biology 7(1): 140–7.

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