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This data set contains the proportion of the residents who are black, the proportion of those who can read, the total population as well as the actual black literacy rate and white literacy rate for 1040 counties in the US. The dataset was originally analyzed by Robinson (1950) at the state level. King (1997) recoded the 1910 census at county level. The data set only includes those who are older than 10 years of age.

A data frame containing 5 variables and 1040 observations

X | numeric | the proportion of Black residents in each county |

Y | numeric | the overall literacy rates in each county |

N | numeric | the total number of residents in each county |

W1 | numeric | the actual Black literacy rate |

W2 | numeric | the actual White literacy rate |

Robinson, W.S. (1950). “Ecological Correlations and the
Behavior of Individuals.” *American Sociological Review*, vol. 15,
pp.351-357.

King, G. (1997). “A Solution to the Ecological
Inference Problem: Reconstructing Individual Behavior from Aggregate Data”.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.

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