Democracy and Human Capital Formation

  title={Democracy and Human Capital Formation},
  author={David S. Brown and Wendy Hunter},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={842 - 864}
This article examines the relationship between democratic representation and spending on education in Latin America. The authors assess the impact that democracy has on the distribution of resources between different levels of schooling and on total spending on education. Specifically, they test whether democratic governments allocate a greater share of resources to primary education, the level that benefits the largest segment of the electorate and that is most critical for human capital… 

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