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Do the Effects of Temporary Ethnic Group Quotas Persist? Evidence from India

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  • Rikhil R. Bhavnani

Do electoral quotas for ethnic groups continue to improve their chances of winning elections after quotas are withdrawn? This is an important question since ethnic group quotas are common, and are often intended to be temporary. Using natural experiments, I find that electoral quotas for India's "scheduled castes" (SCs) fail to boost SCs' chances of winning office after they are discontinued. These results contrast with the significant positive effects of past women's quotas found in similar contexts.

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Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 9 (2017)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 105-123

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Handle: RePEc:aea:aejapp:v:9:y:2017:i:3:p:105-23
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  1. De Paola, Maria & Scoppa, Vincenzo & Lombardo, Rosetta, 2010. "Can gender quotas break down negative stereotypes? Evidence from changes in electoral rules," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 94(5-6), pages 344-353, June.
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