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Pathbreakers? Women's Electoral Success and Future Political Participation

Bhalotra, Sonia, Clots-Figueras, Irma, Iyer, Lakshmi (2018) Pathbreakers? Women's Electoral Success and Future Political Participation. Economic Journal, 128 (613). pp. 1844-1878. ISSN 0013-0133. (doi:10.1111/ecoj.12492) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:75367)

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Abstract

We investigate whether the event of women being competitively elected as state legislators encourages subsequent political participation among women. Using a regression discontinuity design on Indian constituency level data, we find that female incumbents are more likely than male incumbents to re-contest and that there is a decline in the entry of new women candidates. This decline is most pronounced in states with entrenched gender bias and in male-headed parties, suggesting an intensification of barriers against women in these areas. Similar results for (mostly male) Muslim candidates indicate the presence of institutionalised demand-side barriers rather than gender-specific preferences and constraints.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/ecoj.12492
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Irma Clots-Figueras
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 11:42 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 10:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75367 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Clots-Figueras, Irma: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3859-0838
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