Browsing Faculty of Humanities and Letters by Author "Akkoyunlu-Wigley, A."
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Item Open AccessBasic education and capability development in Turkey(Waxmann Publishing, 2008) Akkoyunlu-Wigley, A.; Wigley, Simon; Nohl, A. M.; Akkoyunlu-Wigley, A.; Wigley, Simon Item Open AccessDo electoral institutions have an impact on population health?(Springer New York LLC, 2011) Wigley, S.; Akkoyunlu-Wigley, A.There is an emerging political economics literature which purports to show that legislatures elected based on proportional electoral rules spend more and redistribute more than legislatures elected based on majoritarian electoral rules. Going a step further the authors of this paper consider whether degree of electoral proportionality has an impact on population health and, in particular, the health of the least advantaged members of society. A panel of 24 parliamentary democracies for the years 1960–2004 is used to examine the relationship between electoral institutions and health. The authors find that greater electoral proportionality is positively associated with overall population health (as indicated by life expectancy) and with the health of the poorest (as indicated by a reduction in infant mortality). A panel of 17 countries for the years 1970–2004 is then used to show to that electoral permissiveness modifies the impact of health spending on infant mortality. Item Open AccessDoes control of rheumatic disease raise the standard of living in developing countries?(2009) Wigley, R.; Chopra, A.; Wigley, S.; Akkoyunlu-Wigley, A.[No abstract available] Item Open AccessThe impact of democracy and media freedom on under-5 mortality, 1961–2011(Elsevier Ltd, 2017) Wigley, S.; Akkoyunlu-Wigley, A.Do democracies produce better health outcomes for children than autocracies? We argue that (1) democratic governments have an incentive to reduce child mortality among low-income families and (2) that media freedom enhances their ability to deliver mortality-reducing resources to the poorest. A panel of 167 countries for the years 1961–2011 is used to test those two theoretical claims. We find that level of democracy is negatively associated with under-5 mortality, and that that negative association is greater in the presence of media freedom. These results are robust to the inclusion of country and year fixed effects, time-varying control variables, and the multiple imputation of missing values.