Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Reza Baqir
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 February 2002
Keywords: social sectors, democracy, social sector, freedom house, government expenditure, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior, Publicly Provided Goods: General
This paper presents evidence on the political and economic determinants of social sector spending from a panel dataset. The principal finding is that democratization in countries, as measured by within-country vari...