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Classifying the American States: Temporal Stability and Analytic Utility

Phillip W. Roeder
The Western Political Quarterly
Vol. 29, No. 4 (Dec., 1976), pp. 563-574
DOI: 10.2307/448138
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/448138
Page Count: 12
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Abstract

In regard to classifying the American states, it was found that Luttbeg's classification was stable over the period 1910-60 for the factors Industrialization and Affluence (i.e., the classification was spatially homogeneous and temporally stable). The next step was to establish the analytical utility of the classification in a specific model. It was found that in many instances Luttbeg's regional classification produced greater explanatory power for certain spending categories in certain decades than the usual South, non-South classification, and that in many instances significant relationships in the model for the Sparsely Populated states had not been accounted for in previous research.

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