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.
A data frame of 75 observations of 11 variables.
Expert ratings of the freedom of the press in 1960
The freedom of political opposition in 1960
The fairness of elections in 1960
The effectiveness of the elected legislature in 1960
Expert ratings of the freedom of the press in 1965
The freedom of political opposition in 1965
The fairness of elections in 1965
The effectiveness of the elected legislature in 1965
The gross national product (GNP) per capita in 1960
The inanimate energy consumption per capita in 1960
The percentage of the labor force in industry in 1960
The dataset was retrieved from
http://web.missouri.edu/~kolenikovs/Stat9370/democindus.txt (link no longer valid; see discussion on SEMNET 18 Jun 2009)
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.
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