"From Education to Democracy?"
American Economic Review,
Volume: 95 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 44-49
Publication type: Journal article
The conventional wisdom views high levels of education as a prerequisite for democracy. This paper shows that existing evidence for this view is based on cross-sectional correlations, which disappear once we look at within-country variation. In other words, there is no evidence that countries that increase their education are more likely to become democratic.
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