ex1122: Deforestation and Debt

Description Usage Format Source References Examples

Description

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.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 11 observations on the following 4 variables.

Country

a character vector indicating the country

Debt

debt (millions of dollars)

Deforest

deforestation (thousands of ha)

Pop

population (thousands of people)

Source

Ramsey, F.L. and Schafer, D.W. (2013). The Statistical Sleuth: A Course in Methods of Data Analysis (3rd ed), Cengage Learning.

References

Gullison, R.R. and Losos, E.C. (1992). The Role of Foreign Debt in Deforestation in Latin America, Conservation Biology 7(1): 140–7.

Examples

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Example output

'data.frame':	11 obs. of  4 variables:
 $ Country : Factor w/ 11 levels "Argentina","Bollivia",..: 3 7 6 4 11 10 8 1 2 9 ...
 $ Debt    : int  86396 79613 6990 10101 24870 10707 3985 36664 3810 1479 ...
 $ Deforest: int  12150 2680 1557 1500 1430 1250 550 400 300 250 ...
 $ Pop     : int  128425 74195 8751 27254 16171 18497 3022 29401 5971 3425 ...

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