R Dataset / Package Zelig / seatshare

On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the seatshare data set which pertains to Left Party Seat Share in 11 OECD Countries. The seatshare data set is found in the Zelig R package. You can load the seatshare data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("seatshare"). This will load the data into a variable called seatshare. If R says the seatshare data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Zelig") and then attempt to reload the data with the library() command. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the seatshare R data set. The size of this file is about 19,248 bytes.

Left Party Seat Share in 11 OECD Countries


This data set contains time-series data of the seat shares in the lower legislative house of left leaning parties over time, as well as the level of unemployment. Data follows the style used in Hibbs (1977).




A table containing N variables ("country","year","unemp","leftseat") and 384 observations split across 11 countries.


OECD data and Mackie and Rose (1991), extended to further years.


Douglas A. Hibbs. (1977). Political Parties and Macroeconomic Policy. American Political Science Review 71(4):1467-1487.

Thomas T. Mackie and Richard Rose. (1991). The International Almanac of Electoral History Macmillan: London.

Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

Attachments: csv, json

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