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The 1970 US draft lottery revisited: a spatial analysis

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We revise the result of the 1970 selective service draft lottery in the USA following an open question that was suggested by Fienberg in a paper published in Science in 1971. The result of the drawings can be viewed as a particular spatial pattern which can be analysed by using general spatial tools adapted to our context. Approaches for assessing the complete spatial randomness for this spatial process on a finite support are proposed. More specifically, these approaches involve the number of events in a square window and a k(r)-based function used to analyse stationary spatial point processes.

Keywords: Interevent distances; Random permutations; Spatial point processes; k(r) function

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain. 2: Universitat de València, Spain. 3: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain.

Publication date: January 1, 2004


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