Journal of Economic Growth • Vol/Iss. 12 • Springer • New York • Published In • Pages: 185-234 •
Precolonial centralization will be positively correlated with public goods provisioning in Africa. (195)
Precolonial centralization was positively correlated with percentage of roads paved (p<0.01), percentage of infants immunized for DPT (p<0.01), and school attainment (p<0.05); negatively correlated with infant mortality (p<0.01) and adult illiteracy rate (p<0.01). This hypothesis was tested with multiple controls in order to rule out two alternative hypotheses of advancement and national politics, and remained significant.
|Ordinary least squares regression||Supported||See note||No standardized coefficients listed||UNKNOWN|