Government Partisanship and Human Well-Being

Tetsuya Matsubayashi*, Michiko Ueda

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Article査読

2 被引用数 (Scopus)

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This paper shows that the partisan composition of government is strongly related to the well-being of citizens, measured by the reported level of life satisfaction and suicide rates in industrial countries. Our analysis, using survey data of 14 nations between 1980 and 2002, shows that the presence of left-leaning parties in government is associated with an increase the level of individual life satisfaction. The relationship holds true even after controlling for the effects of macroeconomic variables such as gross domestic product, unemployment rates and government welfare policies. Our panel data analysis of 21 nations between 1980 and 2004 also shows that suicide rates decrease when a country experiences a shift to more left-leaning government. The increased presence of right-wing parties in government has a negligible effect on suicide rates.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)127-148
ページ数22
ジャーナルSocial Indicators Research
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 5月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 発達心理学および教育心理学
  • 人文科学(その他)
  • 社会学および政治科学
  • 社会科学一般

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