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Table 4 The relationship between the fiscal expenditure structure and the governor’s “goal”

From: Institutional inertia, local leadership turnover, and changes in the structure of fiscal expenditure

  Deviation rate from the national average Absolute deviation rate from the national average
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Economic construction Economic construction Economic construction Public security Public security Public security
Length of governor’s term 0.008**   − 0.004 − 0.004**   − 0.004**
Deviation rate from the previous governor's expenditure structure   0.044*** 0.048***   0.010 0.006
Control variable Control Control Control Control Control Control
Time effect Control Control Control Control Control Control
Individual effect Control Control Control Control Control Control
  1. (1) *p < 0.1, **p < 0.05, ***p < 0.01. (2) The table shows the coefficient results of the core explanatory variables in each regression. The control variables at the local leader level are used in Table 2, and the control variables related to provincial economic and social development are controlled during the regression process