Female Parliamentarians and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Large Panel
Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre
Paul J. Burke
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
May 1, 2012
Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 18
This article investigates whether female political representation affects economic growth. Panel estimates for 119 democracies using fixed effects specifications and a system generalized method of moments approach suggest that, over recent decades, countries with higher shares of women in parliament have had faster growing economies.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: Gender, Economic growth, Female representation, Parliament
JEL Classification: D72, J16, O11, O43
Date posted: May 26, 2012 ; Last revised: July 19, 2012
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