Female Parliamentarians and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Large Panel
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
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