TITLE

Women in cabinet and public health spending: evidence across countries

AUTHOR(S)
Mavisakalyan, Astghik
PUB. DATE
August 2014
SOURCE
Economics of Governance;Aug2014, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p281
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article studies the effect of women's cabinet representation on public health policy outcomes. Based on a large sample of countries in the year 2000, the analysis shows that an increase in the share of women in cabinet is associated with an increase in public health spending. There is also an indication of a decrease in the gender gap in life expectancies in places with higher cabinet representation of women. The endogeneity of women's cabinet representation is accounted for by using the share of daughters that a national leader parents as an instrument.
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97165627

 

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