Regime Type and Healthcare Systems: A Global Quantitative Analysis

Barr, R. L. Thompson (2015) Regime Type and Healthcare Systems: A Global Quantitative Analysis. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Holly Reynolds from Political Science, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the link between regime type and healthcare systems. After reviewing literature that examines regime type, social spending, and healthcare, as well as a more specific example of regime change in Chile, it undertakes a multivariate regression analysis of 183 countries. It concludes that democracies have significantly better healthcare-system indicators, but that environmental variables, such as Latitude and Percentage of Rural Population, are more significant predictors of healthcare. It concludes that, while regime type is an important factor, dealing with ecological and locational problems of a country, such as combating tropical diseases and expanding access to infrastructure, are statistically more likely to affect the size, scope, and efficacy of a country’s healthcare system.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Barr, R. L. Thompson
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in International Studies
Thesis Advisor: Holly Reynolds
Thesis Advisor's Department: Political Science
Institution: The University of Mississippi
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Depositing User: R. L. Thompson Barr
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 15:37
Last Modified: 07 May 2015 15:37
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/382

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