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Replication data for: The Power of Political Voice: Women's Political Representation and Crime in India

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Iyer, Lakshmi
  • Mani, Anandi
  • Mishra, Prachi
  • Topalova, Petia
Publication Date
2012-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Using state-level variation in the timing of political reforms, we find that an increase in female representation in local government induces a large and significant rise in documented crimes against women in India. Our evidence suggests that this increase is good news, driven primarily by greater reporting rather than greater incidence of such crimes. In contrast, we find no increase in crimes against men or in gender-neutral crimes. We also examine the effectiveness of alternative forms of political representation. Large scale membership of women in local councils affects crime against them more than their presence in higher-level leadership positions. (JEL D72, J16, K42, O15, O17)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.4.4.165 (Text)
Publications
  • Iyer, Lakshmi, Anandi Mani, Prachi Mishra, and Petia Topalova. “The Power of Political Voice: Women’s Political Representation and Crime in India.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4, no. 4 (October 2012): 165–93. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.4.4.165.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.4.4.165 (DOI)

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Iyer, Lakshmi; Mani, Anandi; Mishra, Prachi; Topalova, Petia (2012): Replication data for: The Power of Political Voice: Women's Political Representation and Crime in India. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113833