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Table 5 An empirical analysis of the “goal” of expenditures on science, education, culture, and health

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

  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
The absolute deviation rate of the provincial expenditure structure from the national average The absolute deviation rate of the provincial expenditure structure from the national average The absolute deviation rate of the provincial expenditure structure from the national average The deviation rate of economic construction expenditures from the national average Absolute deviation rate between the provincial expenditure structure and the national average Absolute deviation rate between the provincial expenditure structure and the national average Absolute deviation rate between the provincial expenditure structure and the national average
Length of governor’s term − 0.002   − 0.004** 0.008**   − 0.001 − 0.003*
Deviation rate from the previous governor's expenditure structure   0.180*** 0.189***     0.183***
Deviation rate of economic construction expenditure from the national average      -0.072*** − 0.070*** − 0.056**
Control variable Control Control Control Control Control Control Control
Time effect Control Control Control Control Control Control Control
Individual effect Control 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