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Demokratische Beteiligung und Staatsausgaben: Die Auswirkungen des Frauenstimmrechts

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  • Alois Stutzer
  • Lukas Kienast

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In dieser Arbeit werden die Auswirkungen des Frauenstimmrechts auf die Staatsausgaben in den Kantonen der Schweiz untersucht. Anhand dieser institutionell bedingten Ver�nderung des Elektorats studieren wir den Zusammenhang zwischen repr�sentierten B�rgerpr�ferenzen und dem Ergebnis des politischen Prozesses. Da Frauen im Durchschnitt einkommens�rmer sind als M�nner, steigt mit ihrer Beteiligung gem�ss Theorien zur Gr�sse des Staatshaushaltes die Nachfrage nach staatlichen Leistungen. Entgegen der Hypothese sch�tzen wir jedoch eine d�mpfende Wirkung des Frauenstimmrechts auf die Entwicklung der Gesamtausgaben. Die zeitlich unterschiedliche Einf�hrung des Rechts erlaubt dabei die Ber�cksichtigung allgemeiner Trends in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Als Erkl�rungsversuche diskutieren wir die M�glichkeit fiskalisch konservativer Frauen und einer Wechselwirkung des Frauenstimmrechts mit den direktdemokratischen Institutionen.

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  • Alois Stutzer & Lukas Kienast, "undated". "Demokratische Beteiligung und Staatsausgaben: Die Auswirkungen des Frauenstimmrechts," IEW - Working Papers 210, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
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    Keywords

    Staatsausgaben; Frauenstimmrecht; Medianw�hler; Stimmbeteiligung;

    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General

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