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Female parlamentarians and economic growth: Evidence from a large panel

Dinuk Jayasuriya () and Paul Burke ()
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Dinuk Jayasuriya: Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Development Policy Centre Discussion Papers from Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Abstract: 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.

JEL-codes: D72 J16 O11 O43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-eff, nep-pbe and nep-pol
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