PPA10Week1 - Effects of Majoritarian Accountability • Per...

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Unformatted text preview: Effects of Majoritarian Accountability • Per capita income: +10x greater • Economic growth: 12x greater over 100 years • Civil rights/liberties: 4-6 pts higher on 7 pt scales • Transparency increases • Probability of war decreases Education and Majoritarian Accountability • Education spending as % of GDP: 2x greater • Illiteracy: about 40% less • Avg yrs education of workforce: + 3-4 years • Female secondary education: +5-9% Health and Democratic Accountability • Life expectancy: +22 years • Death rate: 44% less • Infant mortality: 85% less • Also health spending, low birth weight, safe water But comparing the U.S. to other democracies: • U.S. 18/31 in govt spending on education 1999 – 7/31 in GDP pc – Compare Denmark 8.1% of GDP and U.S. 4.7% • 17/29 in female secondary education 1995 – 7/29 in GDP pc – Compare Finland 52.9% female and U.S. 48.8% • 20/35 in life expectancy 1999 – 8/35 GDP pc – Compare Japan 80.6 with U.S. 76.9 • 26/35 in infant mortality 1999 – 8/35 in GDP pc – Compare Iceland 3.1 deaths/1000 with U.S. 6.9 deaths/1000 •...
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course POLITICS 122 taught by Professor Harvey during the Spring '10 term at NYU.

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PPA10Week1 - Effects of Majoritarian Accountability • Per...

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