Female parliamentarians and economic growth

31 May 2012

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.

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Paul J. Burke, Dinuk Jayasuriya, 2012, Female parliamentarians and economic growth, Development Policy Centre, viewed 27 February 2017, <http://apo.org.au/node/29641>.

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