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Female Parliamentarians and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Large Panel


Dinuk Jayasuriya


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

Abstract:     
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

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Date posted: May 26, 2012 ; Last revised: July 19, 2012

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Jayasuriya, Dinuk and Burke, Paul J., Female Parliamentarians and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Large Panel (May 1, 2012). Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 18. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2066266 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2066266

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Dinuk Jayasuriya (Contact Author)
Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre ( email )
7 Liversidge Street (Bld 70)
Lennox Crossing
Canberra, 0200
Australia
Paul J. Burke
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy ( email )
7 Liversidge Street
Lennox Crossing
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory ACT 0200
Australia
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