Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 18
10 Pages Posted: 26 May 2012 Last revised: 19 Jul 2012
Date Written: May 1, 2012
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.
Keywords: Gender, Economic growth, Female representation, Parliament
JEL Classification: D72, J16, O11, O43
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2066266 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2066266