Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/79748
Authors: 
Stadelmann, David
Portmann, Marco
Eichenberger, Reiner
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2013: Wettbewerbspolitik und Regulierung in einer globalen Wirtschaftsordnung - Session: Political Economy C03-V2
Abstract: 
Exploiting a natural voting experiment we identify female preferences for real policy issues in the electorate. We then analyze whether female or male politicians in parliament more closely correspond to female preferences. Holding constant revealed constituent preferences, there is generally no difference between male and female politicians with respect to representation of female preferences. However, when focusing only on social and redistribution issues, we find that female politicians correspond in their decisions more closely to female preferences.
JEL: 
J16
D72
H50
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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