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dc.contributor.authorWigley, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAkkoyunlu Wigley, A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T12:05:54Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T12:05:54Z
dc.date.issued2011-09-22en_US
dc.identifier.issn0043-8871
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/13352
dc.description.abstractMany scholars claim that democracy improves population health. The prevailing explanation for this is that democratic regimes distribute health-promoting resources more widely than autocratic regimes. The central contention of this article is that democracies also have a significant pro-health effect regardless of public redistributive policies. After establishing the theoretical plausibility of the nondistributive effect, a panel of 153 countries for the years 1972 to 2000 is used to examine the relationship between extent of democratic experience and life expectancy. The authors find that democratic governance continues to have a salutary effect on population health even when controls are introduced for the distribution of health-enhancing resources. Data for fifty autocratic countries for the years 1994 to 2007 are then used to examine whether media freedom-independent of government responsiveness-has a positive impact on life expectancy.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleWorld Politicsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0043887111000177en_US
dc.subjectDemocracyen_US
dc.subjectHealth Impacten_US
dc.subjectPublic Healthen_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectEthnic And Racial Groupsen_US
dc.subjectEthnologyen_US
dc.subjectHealth Care Policyen_US
dc.subjectHealth Promotionen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectHumanen_US
dc.subjectLegal Aspecten_US
dc.subjectLife Expectancyen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Systemen_US
dc.subjectPsychological Aspecten_US
dc.subjectPublic Healthen_US
dc.subjectDemocracyen_US
dc.subjectHealth Policyen_US
dc.subjectHealth Promotionen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subject20th Centuryen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subject21st Centuryen_US
dc.subjectHumansen_US
dc.subjectLife Expectancyen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Systemsen_US
dc.subjectPopulation Groupsen_US
dc.subjectPublic Healthen_US
dc.titleThe impact of regime-type on health: does redistribution explain everything?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.citation.spage647en_US
dc.citation.epage677en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber63en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber4en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0043887111000177en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US


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