Maternal mortality and women's political participation
Sonia Bhalotra (),
Damian Clarke (),
Joseph Gomes and
No wp-2018-58, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)
Raising women's political participation leads to faster maternal mortality decline. We estimate that the introduction of quotas for women in parliament results in a 9-12 per cent decline in maternal mortality. In terms of mechanisms, it also leads to an 8-11 per cent increase in skilled birth attendance and a 6-11 per cent increase in prenatal care utilization. We find reinforcing evidence from the period in which the United States experienced rapid declines in maternal mortality.
Keywords: Gender; Maternal mortality; quotas; suffrage; women's political representation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (8) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://www.wider.unu.edu/sites/default/files/Publ ... er/PDF/wp2018-58.pdf (application/pdf)
Working Paper: Maternal Mortality and Women's Political Participation (2020)
Working Paper: Maternal Mortality and Women's Political Participation (2018)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp-2018-58
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Siméon Rapin ().