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dc.contributor.authorKotakorpi, Kaisa Ilonaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPoutvaara, Panuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-18T11:21:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-18T11:21:12Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39019-
dc.description.abstractA growing theoretical literature on the effect of politicians' salaries on the average level of skills of political candidates yields ambiguous predictions. In this paper, we estimate the effect of pay for politicians on the level of education of parliamentary candidates. We take advantage of an exceptional reform where the salaries of Finnish MPs were increased by 35 % in the year 2000, intended to make the pay for parliamentarians more competitive. A difference-in-differences analysis, using candidates in municipal elections as a control group, suggests that the higher salary increased the fraction of candidates with higher education among female candidates, while we find no significant effect for male candidates.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo working paper Public Choice |x3126en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelJ30en_US
dc.subject.jelJ45en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpay for politiciansen_US
dc.subject.keywordcandidate selectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender differences in politicsen_US
dc.subject.stwDiätenen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitikeren_US
dc.subject.stwBerufswahlen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwFinnlanden_US
dc.titlePay for politicians and candidate selection: An empirical analysisen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn631866892en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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