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dc.contributor.authorWietzke, Frank-Borge
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-22T14:34:56Z
dc.date.available2022-09-22T14:34:56Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2019.1575369
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/4220521
dc.description.abstractThe rapid decrease in absolute poverty across the developing world has received much attention. However, there have been few systematic attempts to analyse the political consequences of these developments. This article builds on the improved availability of household income data from developing countries to document a small but statistically significant impact of lagged poverty rates on a range of democracy indicators. The results hold across a battery of sensitivity and robustness tests. I also show that poverty reduction has a stronger effect on democracy than alternative predictors that are more widely used in the democratic regime transition and consolidation literature, such as average income and relative inequality (the Gini index). However, I find weaker effects of poverty on indicators of government quality and a declining influence of poverty reduction on democracy over time. These results point to more structural obstacles to democratic consolidation in lower-income regions, such as a tendency by populist leaders to exploit the economic grievances of vulnerable lower-middle classes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.rightsTaylor and Francis Group (SDG Online collection)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectSustainable Development Goals (SDGs)en_US
dc.subjectpovertyen_US
dc.subjectinequalityen_US
dc.subjectSDG1: No Povertyen_US
dc.subjectSDG10: Reduced Inequalitiesen_US
dc.subject.otherDevelopment ethicsen_US
dc.titlePoverty reduction and democratization - new cross-country evidenceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.source.journaltitleDemocratizationen_US
dc.source.volume26en_US
dc.source.issue6en_US
dc.source.beginpage935en_US
dc.source.endpage958en_US
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ge.linkhttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/articles/oa/10.1080/13510347.2019.1575369/poverty-reduction-democratization-new-cross-country-evidence-frank-borge-wietzkeen_US


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