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Different Types of Human Rights, Different Effects?: The Effects of Human Rights on Economic Development Social Economy Enterprises

  • Journal of Regional Studies and Development
  • Abbr : JRSD
  • 2022, 31(1), pp.45-78
  • DOI : 10.22739/ipaid.2022.31.1.45
  • Publisher : Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development: IPAID
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > Regional Studies in general > Comparative / Statistical Regional Studies
  • Received : February 15, 2022
  • Accepted : March 25, 2022
  • Published : April 30, 2022

KIM YOON EUI 1 Soh Changrok 2 Youngwan Kim 3

1Texas Tech University
2고려대학교
3서강대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper investigates the effects of two types of human rights, physical integrity rights and empowerment rights, on the economic growth rates of developing countries. Specifically, physical integrity rights can positively influence the economic growth of developing countries. Governments of developing countries that respect physical integrity rights can create an environment favorable to the development of human capital. In addition, freedom from the fear of coercion enables individuals to use their abilities to contribute to economic development. In contrast, empowerment rights have no significant influence on the economic growth rates of developing countries. Using the CIRI human rights index that differentiates the two different kinds of human rights, our analysis covering the years between 1981 and 2011 supports our hypothesis regarding the positive relationship between physical integrity rights and economic growth rates in developing countries.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.