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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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