Author

Nihad Aboud

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of access to durable economic assets,education and occupational opportunities on political inclusion. The study uses aggregated cross sectional data from the DHS surveys and combines it with data from the EPR dataset to obtain measures of economic, social and political inequalities at the group level. The study assumes that the more economic deprivation would lead to reduced political inclusion, whereas increased share of access to education and modern occupations increase the likelihood of political inclusion. The main findings of the study suggest a negative relation between relative economic deprivation and moderns occupation (clerical…)on political inclusion, whereas a positive relation between education and political inclusion.

Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

Degree Name

MA in Public Policy

Date of Award

2-1-2016

Online Submission Date

July 2016

First Advisor

Ali, Hamid

Committee Member 1

Vogt, Manuel

Committee Member 2

Hamzawy, Amr

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

61 p.

Rights

The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

IRB

Not necessary for this item

Comments

I have to express my gratitude to the Swiss National Sciences Foundation (SNSF) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for funding the project Ethnic Power Relations and Conflict in Fragile States, in light of which, this thesis has taken place.

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