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Replication data for: Health and the Political Agency of Women

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bhalotra, Sonia
  • Clots-Figueras, Irma
Publication Date
2014-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We investigate whether women's political representation in state legislatures improves public provision of antenatal and childhood health services in the districts from which they are elected, arguing that the costs of poor services in this domain fall disproportionately upon women. Using large representative data samples from India and accounting for potential endogeneity of politician gender and the sample composition of births, we find that a 10 percentage point increase in women's representation results in a 2.1 percentage point reduction in neonatal mortality, and we elucidate mechanisms. Women's political representation may be an underutilized tool for addressing health in developing countries.
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    DOI: 10.1257/pol.6.2.164 (Text)
Publications
  • Bhalotra, Sonia, and Irma Clots-Figueras. “Health and the Political Agency of Women.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6, no. 2 (May 2014): 164–97. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.6.2.164.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.6.2.164 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Bhalotra, Sonia; Clots-Figueras, Irma (2014): Replication data for: Health and the Political Agency of Women. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114855V1