Education and the Transition to Sustained Democracy

Crespo Cuaresma, Jesus and Oberdabernig, Doris Anita (2014) Education and the Transition to Sustained Democracy. Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 170. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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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. (authors' abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Democracy / Education / Age Structure / Economic Development
Classification Codes: JEL I20, J10, O11, P26
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Depositing User: Claudia Tering-Raunig
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 07:58
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41


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