PoliticalDemocracy: Industrialization And Political Democracy Dataset

Description Usage Format Source References Examples

Description

The ‘famous’ Industrialization and Political Democracy dataset. This dataset is used throughout Bollen's 1989 book (see pages 12, 17, 36 in chapter 2, pages 228 and following in chapter 7, pages 321 and following in chapter 8). The dataset contains various measures of political democracy and industrialization in developing countries.

Usage

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Format

A data frame of 75 observations of 11 variables.

y1

Expert ratings of the freedom of the press in 1960

y2

The freedom of political opposition in 1960

y3

The fairness of elections in 1960

y4

The effectiveness of the elected legislature in 1960

y5

Expert ratings of the freedom of the press in 1965

y6

The freedom of political opposition in 1965

y7

The fairness of elections in 1965

y8

The effectiveness of the elected legislature in 1965

x1

The gross national product (GNP) per capita in 1960

x2

The inanimate energy consumption per capita in 1960

x3

The percentage of the labor force in industry in 1960

Source

The dataset was retrieved from http://web.missouri.edu/~kolenikovs/Stat9370/democindus.txt (link no longer valid; see discussion on SEMNET 18 Jun 2009)

References

Bollen, K. A. (1989). Structural Equations with Latent Variables. Wiley Series in Probability and Mathematical Statistics. New York: Wiley.

Bollen, K. A. (1979). Political democracy and the timing of development. American Sociological Review, 44, 572-587.

Bollen, K. A. (1980). Issues in the comparative measurement of political democracy. American Sociological Review, 45, 370-390.

Examples

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Example output

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     y1       y2       y3       y4       y5       y6       y7       y8       x1
1  2.50 0.000000 3.333333 0.000000 1.250000 0.000000 3.726360 3.333333 4.442651
2  1.25 0.000000 3.333333 0.000000 6.250000 1.100000 6.666666 0.736999 5.384495
3  7.50 8.800000 9.999998 9.199991 8.750000 8.094061 9.999998 8.211809 5.961005
4  8.90 8.800000 9.999998 9.199991 8.907948 8.127979 9.999998 4.615086 6.285998
5 10.00 3.333333 9.999998 6.666666 7.500000 3.333333 9.999998 6.666666 5.863631
6  7.50 3.333333 6.666666 6.666666 6.250000 1.100000 6.666666 0.368500 5.533389
        x2       x3
1 3.637586 2.557615
2 5.062595 3.568079
3 6.255750 5.224433
4 7.567863 6.267495
5 6.818924 4.573679
6 5.135798 3.892270

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