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dc.contributor.advisor Ali, Hamid Zaky, Ahmed 2017-02-08T08:48:08Z 2017-02-08T22:00:14Z Summer 2016 en_US 2017-02-08
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the relationship between years of educational attainment and governance using panel data from 147 countries. The statistical model in this study analyzes the relationship between Average Years of Schooling, and the World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators that represent governance exclusively. We assess whether average years of schooling can significantly predict governance when using controls and fixed effects. We also use average years of primary schooling, secondary schooling, and tertiary schooling to assess whether or not a change in a specific educational level; primary, secondary, or tertiary, shows more significance in relationship to quality of governance. Based on this initial analysis we find that years of educational attainment in at least one of the educational levels predict quality of governance. We also carry out a second analysis using the same statistical model but divide the initial dataset into three subsets; “Free”, “Partly Free”, and “Not Free” countries, based on the Freedom House categorization. The results indicate that educational attainment is only a predictor of quality of governance in the “Free” countries subset. This indicates the need to focus on statistical analysis of country subsets with similar “deeply-instilled attitudes,” as clarified by the revised version of modernization theory, in order to reach conclusive results. en_US
dc.format.extent 79 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Quantitative en_US
dc.subject Governance en_US
dc.subject World Bank Governance Indicators en_US
dc.subject Years of Schooling en_US
dc.subject Education effect on Governance & Democracy en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Democracy en_US
dc.subject Population Growth & Democracy en_US
dc.subject Population Size & Democracy en_US
dc.subject Rents & Democracy en_US
dc.subject Modernization & Democracy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.P.P.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Years of schooling and quality of governance: A case study from global data en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Public Policy en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Barsoum, Ghada
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hamza, Karim

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