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Are Female Leaders Good for Education? Evidence from India

Clots-Figueras, I. (2012) Are Female Leaders Good for Education? Evidence from India. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 4 (1). pp. 212-244. ISSN 1945-7782. (doi:10.1257/app.4.1.212) (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:75375)

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Abstract

This paper shows that the gender of politicians affects the educational levels of individuals who grow up in the districts where these politicians are elected. A unique dataset collected on politicians in India is matched with individual data by cohort and district of residence. The political data allow the identification of close elections between women and men, which yield quasi-experimental election outcomes used to estimate the causal effect of the gender of politicians. Increasing female political representation increases the probability that an individual will attain primary education in urban areas, but not in rural areas, and not in the sample as a whole.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1257/app.4.1.212
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Irma Clots-Figueras
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 11:24 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75375 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Clots-Figueras, I.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3859-0838
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