Rubinfeld Data Set

The Rubinfeld voting data set

Rubinfeld studied the voting decisions of a sample of individuals in a school budget referendum in Troy, Michigan in 1973. References for the Rubinfeld voting data set are:

Daniel Rubinfeld, "Voting in a Local School Election: A Micro Analysis", Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 59, 1977, pp. 30-42.

Pindyck and Rubinfeld, Econometric Models and Economic Forecasts, 1998, Fourth Edition, Table 11.8, p. 332.

The data set contains a sample of 95 individuals. The variables are:

1. `YESVM`   is a binary variable equal to 1 if the individual voted yes in the election; 0 if individual voted no.
2. `PUB12` = 1 if 1 or 2 children in public school; = 0 otherwise
3. `PUB34` = 1 if 3 or 4 children in public school; = 0 otherwise
4. `PUB5` = 1 if 5 or more children in public school; = 0 otherwise
5. `PRIV` = 1 if 1 or more children in private school; = 0 otherwise
6. `YEARS` = number of years living in the community
7. `SCHOOL` = 1 if individual is employed as a teacher; = 0 otherwise
8. `LOGINC` = logarithm of annual household income (in dollars)
9. `PTCON` = logarithm of property taxes (in dollars) paid per year

Note: The survey recorded income by income category. Rubinfeld (1977, p. 33) constructed an income variable by "assigning to each individual category the midpoint of the range of possible response. The endpoints were set arbitrarily."

A listing of the data set (filename: `school.txt`) follows.

```0 1 0 0 10 1 9.77   7.0475 1
0 1 0 0  8 0 10.021 7.0475 0
1 0 0 0  4 0 10.021 7.0475 0
0 1 0 0 13 0 9.4335 6.3969 0
0 1 0 0  3 1 10.021 7.2792 1
1 0 0 0  5 0 10.463 7.0475 0
0 0 0 0  4 0 10.021 7.0475 0
0 1 0 0  5 0 10.021 7.2793 1
1 0 0 0 10 0 10.222 7.0475 0
0 1 0 0  5 0 9.4335 7.0475 1
1 0 0 0  3 0 10.021 7.0475 1
1 0 0 0 30 0 9.77   6.3969 0
1 0 0 0  1 0 9.77   6.7452 1
0 1 0 0  3 0 10.021 7.0475 1
0 1 0 0  3 0 10.82  6.7452 1
0 1 0 0 42 0 9.77   6.7452 1
0 1 0 0  5 1 10.222 7.0475 1
1 0 0 0 10 0 10.021 7.0475 0
1 0 0 0  4 0 10.222 7.0475 1
1 0 0 1  4 0 10.222 6.7452 1
0 1 0 0 11 1 10.463 7.0475 1
0 0 0 0  5 0 10.222 7.0475 1
0 1 0 0 35 0 9.77   6.7452 1
0 1 0 0  3 0 10.463 7.2793 1
1 0 0 0 16 0 10.021 6.7452 1
0 0 0 1  7 0 10.463 7.0475 0
1 0 0 0  5 1 9.77   6.7452 1
1 0 0 0 11 0 9.77   7.0475 0
1 0 0 0  3 0 9.77   6.7452 0
1 0 0 1  2 0 10.222 7.0475 1
0 1 0 0  2 0 10.021 6.7452 1
1 0 0 0  2 0 9.4335 6.7452 0
0 1 0 0  2 1 8.294  7.0475 0
0 0 0 1  4 0 10.463 7.0475 1
1 0 0 0  2 0 10.021 7.0475 1
0 1 0 0  3 0 10.222 7.2793 0
1 0 0 0  3 0 10.222 7.0475 1
1 0 0 0  2 0 10.222 7.4955 1
0 1 0 0 10 0 10.021 7.0475 0
1 0 0 0  2 0 10.222 7.0475 1
1 0 0 0  2 0 10.021 7.0475 0
1 0 0 0  3 0 10.82  7.4955 0
1 0 0 0  3 0 10.021 7.0475 1
0 1 0 0  3 0 10.021 7.0475 1
1 0 0 0  6 0 10.021 6.7452 1
0 1 0 0  2 0 10.021 7.0475 1
1 0 0 0 26 0 9.77   6.7452 0
0 0 0 1 18 0 10.222 7.4955 0
0 0 0 0  4 0 9.77   6.7452 0
0 0 0 0  6 0 10.021 7.0475 0
0 0 0 0 12 0 10.021 6.7452 1
1 0 0 0 49 0 9.4335 6.7452 1
1 0 0 0  6 0 10.463 7.2793 1
0 0 0 1 18 0 9.77   7.0475 0
1 0 0 0  5 0 10.021 7.0475 1
1 0 0 0  6 0 9.77   5.9915 1
1 0 0 0 20 0 9.4335 7.0475 0
1 0 0 0  1 1 9.77   6.3969 1
1 0 0 0  3 0 10.021 6.7452 1
1 0 0 0  5 0 10.463 7.0475 0
1 0 0 0  2 0 10.021 7.0475 1
0 0 1 1  5 0 10.82  7.2793 0
1 0 0 0 18 0 9.4335 6.7452 0
1 0 0 0 20 1 9.77   5.9915 1
0 0 0 0 14 0 8.9227 6.3969 0
0 0 1 0  3 0 9.4335 7.4955 0
1 0 0 0 17 0 9.4335 6.7452 0
1 0 0 0 20 0 10.021 7.0475 0
0 1 0 1  3 0 10.021 7.0475 1
0 1 0  0 2 0 10.021 7.0475 1
0 0 0 0  5 0 10.222 7.0475 1
1 0 0 0 35 0 9.77   7.0475 1
0 1 0 0 10 0 10.021 7.2793 0
0 1 0 0  8 0 9.77   7.0475 1
1 0 0 0 12 0 9.77   7.0475 0
0 1 0 0  7 0 10.222 6.7452 1
1 0 0 0  3 0 10.463 6.7452 1
0 1 0 0 25 0 10.222 6.7452 0
1 0 0 0  5 1 9.77   6.7452 1
0 1 0 0  4 0 10.222 7.0475 1
1 0 0 0  2 0 10.021 7.2793 1
0 1 0 0 5  0 10.463 6.7452 1
1 0 0 0  3 0 9.77   7.0475 0
1 0 0 0  2 0 10.82 7.4955  1
0 0 0 1  6 0 8.9227 5.9915 0
1 0 0 1  3 0 9.77   7.0475 1
0 0 1 0 12 0 9.4335 6.3969 1
0 0 0 0  3 0 9.77   6.7452 1
0 1 0 0  3 0 10.021 7.0475 1
0 0 0 0  3 0 10.021 6.7452 1
1 0 0 0  3 0 10.222 7.2793 1
0 1 0 0  3 1 10.021 7.0475 1
0 0 1 0  5 0 10.021 7.0475 1
0 0 0 0 35 1 8.9277 5.9915 1
0 1 0 0  3 0 10.463 7.4955 0
```

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