Factor Analysis

Factor analysis is a statistical method used to describe variability among observed, correlated variables in terms of a potentially lower number of unobserved variables called factors. For example, it is possible that variations in six observed variables mainly reflect the variations in two unobserved (underlying) variables. Factor analysis searches for such joint variations in response to unobserved latent variables. The observed variables are modelled as linear combinations of the potential factors, plus "error" terms. Simply put, the factor loading of a variable quantifies the extent to which the variable is related with a given factor.A common rationale behind factor analytic …

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World Bank Group · 7 June 2024 English

Botswana aspires to become a high-income economy and eradicate extreme poverty by 2036, but it has shifted from a top to a mid-range performer over the past decade. The public …

sustainable revenues, and a composite index, using factor analysis, consisting of minimum wage (% of value added


World Bank Group · 6 June 2024 English

This report intends to be an input into the government’s strategic vision and policymaking to help move Eswatini closer to its ambitious objective of boosting inclusive growth and becoming an …

sustainable revenues, and a composite index, using factor analysis, consisting of minimum wage (% of value added


World Bank Group · 3 June 2024 English

pragmatic methodology reflecting expert knowledge and judgment; and a statistical approach, using factor analysis (FA), or more accurately matrix factorization. The rationale for using two approaches was to

Performance Index EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone FA Factor Analysis GCI Global Competitiveness Index GCMPH Moves divided by operating (first to last move) hours Factor analysis (FA): A statistical method used to describe judgment; and a statistical approach, using factor analysis (FA), or more accurately matrix factorization


World Bank Group · 3 June 2024 English

This paper explores the role that a country's political economy, civil society organizations, and women's rights groups play in advancing legal gender equality. The paper draws on the World Bank's …

taking the point estimates from a Bayesian factor analysis model of the four indicators (i) the decentralization taking the point estimates from a Bayesian factor analysis model of the indicators for: 20 - Freedom


RSF: Russell Sage Foundation · 1 June 2024 English

During a period of rising partisan and racial polarization, how do partisanship, ideology, and racial antagonism influence attitudes toward reparations policies directed at the descendants of slaves? In this article, …

online appendix 2, we undertake an exploratory factor analysis to assess whether our measures of racial attitudes In online appendix 3, we use exploratory factor analysis to assess whether the three variables comprising


World Bank Group · 28 May 2024 English

This report intends to be an input into the government's strategic vision and policymaking to helpmove Eswatini closer to its ambitious objective of boosting inclusive growth and becoming an upper …

sustainable revenues, and a composite index, using factor analysis, consisting of minimum wage (% of value added


NBER: National Bureau of Economic Research · 24 May 2024 English

Stock markets play a dual role: help allocate capital by conveying information about firms’ fundamentals and provide liquidity by quickly turning stocks into cash. We propose a trading model in …

these assumptions in the data, we perform a factor analysis to residualize stock prices from common factors factors, past earnings, and total assets. The factor analysis involves running the following regression for


R Street Institute · 15 May 2024 English

order to understand the most effective ways to help people who take xylazine. [...] The eight-factor analysis conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of our typical drug scheduling

to help people who take xylazine. The eight-factor analysis conducted by the Department of Health and Human


JDC: Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement · 15 May 2024 English

Figure 1 shows the official estimated IDP population due to violence, as well as the share of the total population, in Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico.7 The variation in the …

perceptions of safety. The index is generated using factor analysis, taking into consideration how safe people


CIGI: Centre for International Governance Innovation · 10 May 2024 English

the final stages of the Uruguay Round of the The explicit mention of article 10bis of the Paris World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations. [...] The of action for the holders …

features, offering context and introduces a multi-factor analysis for courts explaining the rationale behind


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