swissR Documentation

Swiss Fertility and Socioeconomic Indicators (1888) Data


Standardized fertility measure and socio-economic indicators for each of 47 French-speaking provinces of Switzerland at about 1888.




A data frame with 47 observations on 6 variables, each of which is in percent, i.e., in [0,100].

[,1] Fertility Ig, "common standardized fertility measure" [,2] Agriculture [,3] Examination nation [,4] Education [,5] Catholic [,6] Infant.Mortality live births who live less than 1 year.

All variables but 'Fert' give proportions of the population.


Project "16P5", pages 549-551 in

Mosteller, F. and Tukey, J. W. (1977) “Data Analysis and Regression: A Second Course in Statistics”. Addison-Wesley, Reading Mass.

indicating their source as "Data used by permission of Franice van de Walle. Office of Population Research, Princeton University, 1976. Unpublished data assembled under NICHD contract number No 1-HD-O-2077."


Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988) “The New S Language”. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.