Deforestation and Debt

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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