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Does Female Representation Affect Public Spending?: - An Empirical Study of the South African Provinces
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper studies whether the proportion of women in the provincial legislatures of South Africa affects the public expenditures on health and education, given that men and women have different preferences and that women prefer spending on these issues. Regression analyses have been conducted with spending on health and education respectively as dependent variables.

The findings of this paper conclude a correlation between the proportion of women in provincial parliaments and public expenditures on health and education. This implies that the increase in female representation in the provincial legislatures has increased public spending on these matters.

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2013.
Keyword [en]
Female representation; South Africa; Public expenditure; Median Voter Theorem; Citizen Candidate Model; Soft issues; Provincial legislature
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-203595OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-203595DiVA: diva2:637051
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Available from: 2013-07-16 Created: 2013-07-16 Last updated: 2013-07-16Bibliographically approved

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