Potrafke, Niklas (2010): The growth of public health expenditures in OECD countries: do government ideology and electoral motives matter?
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This paper empirically evaluates whether government ideology and electoral motives influenced the growth of public health expenditures in 18 OECD countries over the 1971-2004 period. The results suggest that incumbents behaved opportunistically and increased the growth of public health expenditures in election years. Government ideology did not have an influence. These findings indicate (1) the importance of public health in policy debates before elections and (2) the political pressure towards re-organizing public health policy platforms especially in times of demographic change.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The growth of public health expenditures in OECD countries: do government ideology and electoral motives matter?|
|Keywords:||public health expenditures, health policies, government ideology, partisan politics, electoral cycles, panel data|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H51 - Government Expenditures and Health
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy ; Regulation ; Public Health
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C23 - Panel Data Models ; Spatio-temporal Models
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D72 - Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
|Depositing User:||Niklas Potrafke|
|Date Deposited:||23. Jul 2010 14:34|
|Last Modified:||03. Jun 2015 13:01|
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