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Female parlamentarians and economic growth: Evidence from a large panel

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  • Dinuk Jayasuriya

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    (Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University)

  • Paul J. Burke

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    (Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT Australia 0200)

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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.

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Paper provided by Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University in its series Development Policy Centre Discussion Papers with number 1218.

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Date of creation: May 2012
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Handle: RePEc:een:devpol:1218

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