Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/226508
Authors: 
Köppl-Turyna, Monika
Kantorowicz, Jarosław
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper No. 15
Abstract: 
This work looks at the policies aimed at promoting female participation in local legislative bodies using a series of changes to electoral law in Poland. We use a difference-in-discontinuities design to examine the effect of an introduction of a female quota on female participation in local councils. We find that the female quota has a strong positive effect on the percentage of females in the local council by increasing the pool of female candidates. It does not, however, affect the individual probability of being elected as a female, suggesting that its effect on voters' preferences is limited.
Subjects: 
female quota
electoral rules
female representation
regression discontinuity
difference in discontinuities
JEL: 
D72
B52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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