Women in Power and Power of Women: The Liberian Experience
International Feminist Journal of Politics,19(1), pp. 86-101 (2017).
22 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2015 Last revised: 5 Apr 2017
Date Written: June 26, 2015
Do women really improve conditions for gender equality after becoming heads of states? This study investigates if having a woman at the helm of country’s decision making processes leads to better indicators on women conditions. Using time series observations for the period 2000-2011, we test the hypothesis with the Liberian experience. Our findings do not show significant changes between the first mandate of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the period before. Policy implications are discussed.
Keywords: Gender; Female politicians; Institutions; Africa; Liberia; Ellen J. Sirleaf
JEL Classification: J16; O15; O17; O55; P48
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