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Population Growth and Democracy: An Extreme Value Analyzes in Romania’s Case
Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods (2009)
  • Mihai Mutascu, West University of Timisoara
Abstract
The paper analyzes empirically, in Romania’s case, the relationships between population growth (dependent variable) and democracy’s dimensions (independent variables). The analysis is based on the construction of a linear “Extreme Value Model”. In Romania’s case, the probability of annual population growth to be more then 10.000 persons could be high, if the state is a dictatorial monarchy, the political regime durability is high and the abort is legal. In such conditions, the type of political regime and the abort restrictions are brought forward by the democratization intensity and political regime durability. With other words, the main results show that, in Romania’s case, the probability of annual population growth to be more then 10.000 persons could be high, if the level of democratization intensity is low and the political regime durability is high.
Keywords
  • population growth,
  • democracy,
  • factors,
  • connections,
  • extreme value analysis
Publication Date
Fall September 30, 2009
Citation Information
Mihai Mutascu. "Population Growth and Democracy: An Extreme Value Analyzes in Romania’s Case" Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods Vol. 4 Iss. 3 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mihai_mutascu/7/