Rebecca L. Thornton

R. Thornton and colleagues explore link between education and democratization

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"Degrees of democracy" - The Economist. 6/23/2011.

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*](http://www.nber.org/papers/w16939) that assesses the social and political impacts of girls' education in Kenya.

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