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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Correlating socio-economic trends with a statistical tool

Given two entities we can certainly find some kind of the correlation between them. But when the correlations tell something that can be interpreted and looks sensible to us we can surely consider it.
Here are some correlation between socio-economic phenomenons, from the Google Book trends. The correlations might not be Very correct because of the not-so-good OCR (optical character system) used by Google, but looks sensible.

(The data for particular key words is not, most of the time, from same book, but related to same period)

Try to read it and interpret what we can do ahead with it ...

                              Education and Population (Why is it so similar after 1880 :) )

                               Civilization and crime

Education and Crime

Capitalism and Crime

Socialism and Crime

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