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Female parliamentarians and economic growth: evidence from a large panel

Jayasuriya, Dinuk S.; Burke, Paul J.

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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.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13346
Source: Applied Economics Letters
DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2012.697113

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