2006–2010

Women's Representation and Public Spending

Reprint No. 2009:11

Author(s): Helena SvalerydYear: 2009 Title: European Journal of Political Economy Volume (No.): 25 (2) Pages: 186–198
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This paper studies whether the degree of women's representation in Swedish local councils affects local public expenditure patterns. To empirically address this question, I first analyze the differences in preferences between men and women expressed by elected local council representatives using survey data. This enables me to make precise predictions about the effects of women's representation on spending. The subsequent panel study on the composition of public spending supports the predictions that increased representation of women in the local council increases spending on childcare and education relative to elderly care.


Reference:
Svaleryd, Helena (2009), "Women's Representation and Public Spending". European Journal of Political Economy 25(2), 186–198.

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Andreas Bergh, IFN and Lund University, is one of the authors of this book. The Timbro Sharing Economy Index is the first global index of the sharing economy. The index has been compiled using traffic volume data and scraped data, and provides a unique insight into the driving factors behind the peer-to-peer economy.

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