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Education and the Transition to Sustained Democracy

Jesus Crespo Cuaresma () and Doris Oberdabernig

No 170, Department of Economics Working Paper Series from WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

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. (authors' abstract)

Keywords: Democracy; Education; Age Structure; Economic Development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-03
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