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Women in Parliaments and Aid effectiveness in Sub-Saharan African countries

Maria Rosaria Carillo (), Valentina Chiariello and Rita De Siano
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Discussion Papers from CRISEI, University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy

Abstract: This study fits into the research field of Aid and Growth, seeking to evaluate whether the gender composition of Parliaments in recipient countries may have any impact on aid effectiveness. By using data from the World Bank and OECD (CRS) databases, the analysis refers to 46 Sub-Saharan African countries over the period 1995-2012. The analysis reveals that the presence of women in parliament reduces this negative effect of aid on growth. The results are robust when controlling for endogeneity problems that may affect the linkages between Aid and Growth and for the inclusion of some crucial control for political factors.

Keywords: Economic growth; Foreign Aid; Gender; Developing Countries; Institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F35 J16 O1 O43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2016-11-05
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