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Maternal mortality and women's political participation

Sonia Bhalotra (), Damian Clarke (), Joseph Gomes and Atheendar Venkataramani

No wp-2018-58, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2018
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