R Dataset / Package Zelig / coalition


On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the coalition data set which pertains to Coalition Dissolution in Parliamentary Democracies. The coalition data set is found in the Zelig R package. You can load the coalition data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("coalition"). This will load the data into a variable called coalition. If R says the coalition data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Zelig") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the coalition R data set. The size of this file is about 5,653 bytes.

Coalition Dissolution in Parliamentary Democracies


This data set contains survival data on government coalitions in parliamentary democracies (Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) for the period 1945-1987. For parsimony, country indicator variables are omitted in the sample data.




A table containing 7 variables ("duration", "ciep12", "invest", "fract", "polar", "numst2", "crisis") and 314 observations. For variable descriptions, please refer to King, Alt, Burns and Laver (1990).




King, Gary, James E. Alt, Nancy Elizabeth Burns and Michael Laver (1990). “A Unified Model of Cabinet Dissolution in Parliamentary Democracies,” American Journal of Political Science, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 846-870.

Gary King, James E. Alt, Nancy Burns, and Michael Laver. ICPSR Publication Related Archive, 1115.


Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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