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Mon, Nov 7 at noon:

Rebecca L. Thornton

R. Thornton and colleagues explore link between education and democratization

a PSC In The News reference, 2011

"Degrees of democracy" - The Economist. 06/23/2011.

Social scientists have long posited that education promotes pro-democratic and secular attitudes in less developed countries. Rebecca Thornton and colleagues Willa Friedman, Michael Kremer, and Edward Miguel challenge this assumption in an April 2011 NBER paper that assesses the social and political impacts of girls' education in Kenya.


Rebecca L. Thornton

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