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Institutions, Inequality and Development.

Author: Maria Ziegler
Publisher: Frankfurt : Lang, Peter, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2012.
Series: Göttinger Studien zur Entwicklungsökonomik, Bd. 29.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Focuses on the linkages between institutions, inequality and development. This book analyzes formal political institutions, in particular the relationship between democracy and human development. It  Read more...

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Ziegler, Maria.
Institutions, Inequality and Development.
Frankfurt : Lang, Peter, GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Ziegler
ISBN: 9783653005769 3653005760
OCLC Number: 818872918
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages).
Contents: List of Figures xv; List of Tables xvii; List of Abbreviations xxi; Introduction 1; 1 Political Institutions and Human Development 9; 1.1 Introduction 9; 1.2 The Political Economy of Democracy and Human Development 12; 1.2.1 How Can Political Institutions Influence Human Development? 12; 1.2.2 What Determines Public Service Provision in Democracies? 16; 1.2.3 Summary and Working Hypotheses 18; 1.3 Empirical Links Between Democracy and Human Development 19; 1.3.1 Empirical Implementation 19; 1.3.2 Descriptive Statistics 22; 1.3.3 Panel Analysis 24; 1.4 Conclusion 30. 2 The Social Institutions and Gender Index 332.1 Introduction 33; 2.2 The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development (GID) Database 36; 2.3 Construction of the Subindices 37; 2.3.1 Measuring the Association Between Categorical Variables 38; 2.3.2 Aggregating Variables to Build a Subindex 39; 2.4 The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 41; 2.5 Results 44; 2.5.1 Country Rankings and Regional Patterns 44; 2.5.2 Simple Correlation with other Gender-related Indices 47; 2.5.3 Regression Analysis 48; 2.6 Conclusion 50; 3 Gender-Related Social Institutions and Development 53. 3.1 Introduction 533.2 Social Institutions and Household Decisions 56; 3.2.1 Social Institutions and Female Education 57; 3.2.2 Social Institutions and Fertility and Child Mortality Rates 58; 3.3 Social Institutions and the Society: Governance 60; 3.4 Data 61; 3.5 Empirical Estimation and Results 63; 3.5.1 Empirical Estimation 63; 3.5.2 Results 65; 3.6 Conclusion 72; 4 Gender-Related Social Institutions and Corruption 75; 4.1 Introduction 75; 4.2 Empirical Estimation and Results 78; 4.2.1 Data 78; 4.2.2 Empirical Estimation 83; 4.2.3 Results 86; 4.3 Conclusion 89. 5 Health Inequality in Bolivia 915.1 Introduction 91; 5.2 Data 98; 5.3 Methodology --
Health Inequality Analysis 102; 5.3.1 Analysis of Health Inequality Between Groups: Contingency Tables and Multivariate Regressions 102; 5.3.2 Analysis of Health Inequality Within Groups: Concentration Indices 103; 5.3.3 Estimating and Explaining Under-five Mortality 104; 5.4 Results 106; 5.4.1 General Description and Bivariate Analysis of Health in Bolivia 106; 5.4.2 Results from Regression Analysis and Concentration Indices 107; 5.5 Conclusions, Further Research and Policy Implications 110; Appendix 1 115. Appendix 2 127Appendix 3 149; Appendix 4 157; Appendix 5 167; Bibliography 185.
Series Title: Göttinger Studien zur Entwicklungsökonomik, Bd. 29.

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