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.
A data frame with 11 observations on the following 4 variables.
a character vector indicating the country
debt (millions of dollars)
deforestation (thousands of ha)
population (thousands of people)
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Gullison, R.R. and Losos, E.C. (1992). The Role of Foreign Debt in Deforestation in Latin America, Conservation Biology 7(1): 140–7.