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Department of Economics, WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) Working papers, Department of Economics, WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

No 170:
Education and the Transition to Sustained Democracy

Jesus Crespo Cuaresma () and Doris A. Oberdabernig ()

Abstract: We study empirically the role of education, age structure and other socioeconomic factors as a determinant of the transition to stable democratic regimes. Our findings suggest that educational improvements (in particular in primary education) and policies towards reducing inequalities in educational attainment play a particularly important role as a catalyst of sustainable democratization processes.

Keywords: Democracy, Education, Age Structure, Economic Development; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: I20,; J10,; O11,; P26; (follow links to similar papers)

March 2014

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