world: World dataset for R Companion to Essentials of Political...

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Description

A dataset with variables about countries in the world. This dataset is used to demonstrate application of R to political analysis. See book Appendix for variable names and descriptions.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 167 rows and 103 variables.

arda

Country numerical code

colony

Colony of what country? (CIA)

confidence

Confidence in institutions scale (World Values Survey)

country

Country/territory name (title case)

country1

Country/territory name (title case), may be same as country

debt

Public debt as a percentage of GDP (CIA)

decent08

Democratic decentralization, 2008 (UN)

dem_economist

Full or Part Democracy (Economist, 2014)

dem_level4

Regime type (Economist 2014)

dem_other

Percentage of other democracies in region

dem_other5

Percentage of other democracies in region: 5 categories

dem_rank14

Democracy rank, lower scores more democratic (Economist 2014)

dem_score14

Democracy score, higher scores more democratic (Economist 2014)

democ

Is government a democracy? (Based on regime_type3)

democ.yes

Is government a democracy? Coded 0/100 (Based on regime_type3)

democ_regime

Is regime a democracy? (1990)

democ_regime08

Is government a democracy? (may be redundant)

democ11

Democracy score, 2011 (UN)

district_size3

Average # of members per district (World Values Survey)

dnpp_3

Effective number of parliamentary parties

durable

Number of years since the last regime transition (Polity)

effectiveness

Government effectiveness scale (Kaufmann 2002)

enpp3_democ

Effective number of parliamentary parties: 3 categories

enpp3_democ08

Effective number of parliamentary parties (World Values Survey)

eu

EU member state (yes/no)

fertility

Total fertility rate: Number children born per woman (CIA)

fhrate04_rev

Freedom House rating of democracy (reversed)

fhrate08_rev

Freedom House 1-7 scale reversed, rescaled 0-12

frac_eth

Ethnic factionalization (combined linguistic and racial) (Alesina et al 2003)

frac_eth2

Ethnic factionalization (combined linguistic and racial) (Binned)

frac_eth3

Level of ethnic fractionalization: 3 categories

free_business

Heritage Foundation rating: bus. freedom (2010)

free_corrupt

Heritage Foundation rating: corruption (2010)

free_finance

Heritage Foundation rating: financial freedom (2010)

free_fiscal

Heritage Foundation rating: fiscal freedom (2010)

free_govspend

Heritage Foundation rating: government spending (2010)

free_invest

Heritage Foundation rating: invest freedom (2010)

free_labor

Heritage Foundation rating: labor freedom (2010)

free_monetary

Heritage Foundation rating: monetary freedom (2010)

free_overall

Heritage Foundation rating: overall economic freedom (2010)

free_overall_4

4 quantiles of free_overall

free_property

Heritage Foundation rating: property rights (2010)

free_trade

Heritage Foundation rating: free trade (2010)

gdp_10_thou

GDP per capita in 10K US$ (2002)

gdp_cap2

GDP per capita (US$): 2 categories (2002)

gdp_cap3

GDP per capita (US$): 3 categories (2002)

gdp08

GDP in billions in 2008 (World Bank)

gdpcap08_2

GDP per capita (US$) in 2008, 2 categories

gdpcap2_08

GDP per capita (US$) in 2008, 2 categories (may be redundant)

gdpcap3_08

GDP per capita (US$) in 2008 (Binned)

gdppcap08

GDP per capita in 2008 (World Bank)

gdppcap08_3

3 quantiles of gdppcap08 (as numeric)

gender_equal3

Gender empowerment measure, 3 categories (World Values Survey)

gender_unequal

Gender Inequality Index value, 2008 (UN)

gender_unequal_rank

Gender Inequality Index rank, 2008 (UN)

gini04

Gini coefficient (UN 2004)

gini08

Gini coeff (UN 2008)

gini10

Income Gini coefficient, 2000-2010 (UN)

govregrel

Government regulation of religion index, 2008 (CIA)

hdi

Human development index (HDI) value, 2010 (UN)

hi_gdp

High GDP dummy

indy

Year of independence (CIA)

ipu_wom13_all

Percent Women in lower house of legislature, all countries, 2013 (Inter-Parliamentary Union)

lifeex_f

Life expectancy at birth among females (CIA)

lifeex_m

Life expectancy at birth among males (CIA)

lifeex_total

Life expectancy at birth, total population (CIA)

literacy

Literacy rate (CIA)

muslim

Is Muslim predominate religious group?

natcode

Name of country (lower case)

oecd

OECD member state (yes/no)

oil

Oil production, in barrels per day (CIA)

pmat12_3

Post-materialism, 3 categories (World Values Survey)

polity

Higher scores more democratic (Polity)

pop_0_14

Percentage of population age 0-14 (CIA)

pop_15_64

Percentage of population age 15-64 (CIA)

pop_65_older

Percent of population age 65 and older (CIA)

pop_age

Median age in years, 2010

pop_total

Total population in millions, 2010 (UN)

pop_urban

Percentage of the total population living in urban areas, 2010 (UN)

pr_sys

Proportional representation system? (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance)

protact3

Protest activity (World Values Survey)

regime_type3

Regime type (Cheibub's Democracy Dictatorship dataset)

regionun

United Nations region

religoin

Largest religion by proportion (UN)

rich_democ

Rich democracy, interaction of Hi_gdp*democ_regime

sexratio

Sex ratio at birth (male births per 100 female births), 2010

spendeduc

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP (UN)

spendhealth

Public expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP (UN)

spendmil

Public expenditure on the military as a percentage of GDP, 2008 (UN)

unions

Union density (www.ilo.org)

unnetgro

Percent growth in the number of Internet users, population based, 2000-2008 (UN)

unnetuse

Internet users per 100 people, 2008 (UN)

unpovnpl

Percentage of population below national poverty line, 2000-2008 (UN)

unremitp

Per capita remittance inflows in US dollars, 2008

unremitt

Remittance inflows as a percentage of GDP, 2008

vi_rel3

Percent saying religion very important, 3 categories

votevap00s

Turnout: most recent election in 2000s (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance)

votevap90s

Turnout: elections in 1990s (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance)

women05

Percent women in lower house of legislature, democracies only, 2005 (Inter-Parliamentary Union)

women09

Percent women in lower house of legislature, democracies only, 2009 (Inter-Parliamentary Union)

women13

Percent Women in lower house of legislature, democracies only, 2013 (Inter-Parliamentary Union)

womyear

Year women first enfranchised (Inter-Parliamentary Union)

womyear2

Women's suffrage (Inter-Parliamentary Union)

Source

Sources vary. See Appendix Table A.4 of printed textbook for further information.


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