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dc.contributor.advisorKrieckhaus, Jonathan Tabor, 1967-eng
dc.contributor.authorBeal, Amanda L., 1980-eng
dc.coverage.spatialLatin Americaeng
dc.coverage.temporal1900-1999eng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 26, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Jonathan Krieckhaus.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh.D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Political science.eng
dc.description.abstractThere is an ongoing debate in the literature concerning the impact of democracy on welfare spending. In this study, I argue that the effect of democracy is conditional on the degree or extent of democracy and the existence of domestic groups - predominantly labor and the elderly - who pressure the government for policy changes. In countries where there is a larger high skilled labor force and a more democratic government, welfare expenditure is higher because the government will respond to labor pressures for broader welfare protection. In countries with a larger elderly population, governments will respond with more of a social security and welfare effort. However, in countries where the labor force is less organized and the elderly population is weak, democratic leaders are more likely to have lower welfare spending and favor more orthodox economic policies. Finally, new democratic governments and established democratic governments have a different relationship with welfare expenditure. While domestic pressures condition the role of each regime type, new democracies are fragile, so representatives in these regimes may have an even greater response to domestic pressures for welfare development.eng
dc.format.extentx, 130 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc589208541eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/7015
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/7015eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshLatin America -- Economic policyeng
dc.subject.lcshLatin America -- Social policyeng
dc.subject.lcshPublic welfareeng
dc.subject.lcshIncome distributioneng
dc.subject.lcshLatin America -- Politics and governmenteng
dc.titleThe political foundations of welfare development: regime type, domestic pressures, and social spending in Latin Americaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical science (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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