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Sonia Bhalotra, Damian Clarke, Joseph Gomes, Atheendar Venkataramani - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

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...

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Thushyanthan Baskaran, Sonia Bhalotra, Brian Min, Yogesh Uppal - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

There has been a phenomenal global increase in the proportion of women in politics in the last 20 years. While there is evidence that raising the share of women politicians has substantive impacts on the composition of government spending, there is scarcely any evidence of how it influences...

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