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Economic Development and Mutual Security

Some Problems of U.S. Foreign Assistance Programs in Southeast Asia

Published 1956

by Charles Wolf, Jr.

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The Memorandum examines an experimental model of the relationship between political vulnerability and (1) economic aspirations, (2) the level of living, and (3) economic expectations. The model is used to test the hypothesis that vulnerability indexes, derived from the model, are of value in explaining the regional distribution of Communist voting in the Indian national elections of 1951-52. Test results tend to support the hypothesis.

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