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

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Oasis Kodila-Tedika

University of Kinshasa - Department of Economics

Simplice Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute

Date Written: June 26, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kodila-Tedika, Oasis and Asongu, Simplice, Women in Power and Power of Women: The Liberian Experience (June 26, 2015). International Feminist Journal of Politics,19(1), pp. 86-101 (2017).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2623454 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2623454

Oasis Kodila-Tedika (Contact Author)

University of Kinshasa - Department of Economics ( email )

Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Simplice Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute ( email )

P.O. Box 8413
Yaoundé, 8413
Cameroon

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