Bollen {OpenMx}R Documentation

Bollen Data on Industrialization and Political Democracy

Description

Data set used in some of OpenMx's examples, for instance WLS. The data were reported in Bollen (1989, p. 428, Table 9.4) This set includes data from 75 developing countries each assessed on four measures of democracy measured twice (1960 and 1965), and three measures of industrialization measured once (1960).

Usage

data("Bollen")

Format

A data frame with 75 observations on the following 11 numeric variables.

y1

Freedom of the press, 1960

y2

Freedom of political opposition, 1960

y3

Fairness of elections, 1960

y4

Effectiveness of elected legislature, 1960

y5

Freedom of the press, 1965

y6

Freedom of political opposition, 1965

y7

Fairness of elections, 1965

y8

Effectiveness of elected legislature, 1965

x1

GNP per capita, 1960

x2

Energy consumption per capita, 1960

x3

Percentage of labor force in industry, 1960

Details

Variables y1-y4 and y5-y8 are typically used as indicators of the latent trait of “political democracy” in 1960 and 1965 respectively. x1-x3 are used as indicators of industrialization (1960).

Source

The sem package (in turn, via pers. comm Bollen to Fox)

References

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.

Bollen, K. A. (1989). Structural equation models. New York: Wiley-Interscience.

Examples

data(Bollen)
str(Bollen)
plot(y1 ~ y2, data = Bollen)

[Package OpenMx version 2.7.16 Index]