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Can gender quotas in candidate lists empower women? Evidence from a regression discontinuity design / Manuel Bagues (Aalto University and IZA), Pamela Campa (University of Calgary) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserBagues, Manuel F. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Campa, Pamela In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, July 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10888
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-136252 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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We provide a comprehensive analysis of the short- and medium-term effects of gender quotas in candidate lists using evidence from Spain, where quotas were introduced in 2007 in municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants, and were extended in 2011 to municipalities with more than 3,000 inhabitants. Using a Regression Discontinuity Design, we find that quotas raise the share of women among council members but they do not affect the quality of politicians, as measured by their education attainment and by the number of votes obtained. Moreover, within three rounds of elections, women fail to reach powerful positions such as party leader or mayor, and we do not observe any statistically or economically significant changes in the size and composition of public finances.