Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/77462
Authors: 
Krogstrup, Signe
Wälti, Sébastien
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
HEID Working Paper 01/2009
Abstract: 
If women make different economic decisions than men on average, then an increase in women's influence in the political and economic spheres of society might change economic outcomes. In this note, we focus on the impact of female enfranchisement on fiscal policy outcomes. We present a simple median voter model and show that if women have different economic preferences than men, then female enfranchisement leads to a change in government budget deficits.
Subjects: 
fiscal policy
budget deficit
enfranchisement
median voter
gender
JEL: 
D78
E62
H62
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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