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Do education and income affect support for democracy in Muslim countries? Evidence from the Pew Global Attitudes Project

Shafiq, MN (2010) Do education and income affect support for democracy in Muslim countries? Evidence from the Pew Global Attitudes Project. Economics of Education Review, 29 (3). 461 - 469. ISSN 0272-7757

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Abstract

Using micro-level public opinion data from the Pew Global Attitudes Project 2005, this study investigates the effect of educational attainment and income on support for democracy in five predominantly Muslim countries: Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Turkey. Holding all else constant and compared to not finishing primary education, this study finds that secondary education and higher education encourage support for democracy in Jordan, Lebanon and Pakistan. The results therefore suggest that support for democracy is a social benefit of education in Jordan, Lebanon, and Pakistan. Regarding income, the results indicate that relative to the poor, those belonging to middle-income groups are more supportive of democracy in Lebanon and Turkey. Curiously, there is no statistical relationship between belonging to the richest groups and supporting democracy. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Shafiq, MNmnshafiq@pitt.eduMNSHAFIQ
Date: 1 June 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Economics of Education Review
Volume: 29
Number: 3
Page Range: 461 - 469
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2009.05.001
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Economics
School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0272-7757
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2013 22:22
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 14:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17431

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