Female Parliamentarians and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Large Panel

Posted: 28 Jun 2012

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Dinuk Jayasuriya

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre

Paul J. Burke

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

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Date Written: 2013

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.

Keywords: gender, economic growth, female representation, parliament

JEL Classification: D72, J16, O11, O43

Suggested Citation

Jayasuriya, Dinuk and Burke, Paul J., Female Parliamentarians and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Large Panel (2013). Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 20, No. 3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2094818

Dinuk Jayasuriya

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre ( email )

7 Liversidge Street (Bld 70)
Lennox Crossing
Canberra, 0200
Australia

Paul J. Burke (Contact Author)

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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