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[OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different

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Thanks for running the analyses controlling for population and population density.

I wish I knew why those controls matter so much for Japan. My initial thought was that there might be a population threshold under which the S factor is difficult to detect; however, [1] small population sizes did not prohibit detecting an S factor in Boston census tracts or among the states in the United States, some of which have relatively small populations, and [2] if there were a threshold under which the S factor is difficult to differentiate from noise, then the low population prefectures would not have been so consistently on one side of zero for the S factor.

Another thought was that it might be relatively easier to detect the S factor in areas in which there is a lot of ethnic or genetic diversity across regions. Based on Wikipedia, the 0-to-1 ethnic fractionalization index for Japan is 0.012, compared to other countries for which the S factor has been detected, such as 0.154 for China, 0.272 for France, 0.491 for the United States, 0.542 for Mexico, 0.656 for Colombia, and 0.811 for India. However, Italy had a detected S factor with a small ethnic fractionalization index (0.04), so maybe ethnic or genetic variation doesn't matter. Or maybe Kenya's idea about migration matters.

There's clearly enough theory and empirical evidence for the S factor, so it's an interesting puzzle why the S factor is not detectable in Japan without the population/population density controls.

I recommend publishing the manuscript after a bit of text cleanup, such as "The first line is the variable name given by me, the second is the descriptions are [sic] copied from the website" and "Nurses working at medical establishments (per 100,000 persons)establishments (per 100,000 persons)".
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[OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by Emil - 2015-Dec-17, 20:39:57
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by ljzigerell - 2015-Dec-18, 06:40:56
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by Emil - 2015-Dec-18, 07:43:46
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by ljzigerell - 2015-Dec-18, 18:38:52
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by Emil - 2015-Dec-23, 06:06:58
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by ljzigerell - 2015-Dec-23, 09:31:09
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by Kenya Kura - 2015-Dec-23, 19:09:56
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by Kenya Kura - 2015-Dec-21, 17:43:59
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by Emil - 2015-Dec-23, 11:17:58
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by Emil - 2015-Dec-23, 15:57:40
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by Emil - 2015-Dec-23, 23:05:40
Proofreading - by Emil - 2015-Dec-27, 22:08:17
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by bpesta22 - 2016-Jan-25, 18:27:51
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by Emil - 2016-Jan-25, 22:23:50
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by bpesta22 - 2016-Jan-29, 19:56:06
Reply to Pesta - by Emil - 2016-Jan-30, 11:50:54
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by NoahCarl - 2016-Apr-04, 16:44:02
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by Emil - 2016-Apr-05, 23:29:41
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by NoahCarl - 2016-Apr-06, 12:00:22
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality across prefectures in Japan is different - by Emil - 2016-Apr-06, 19:18:35
 
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