Female Parliamentarians and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Large Panel
Posted: 28 Jun 2012
Date Written: 2013
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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