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Who Becomes a Politician?
Can a democracy attract competent leaders, while attaining broad representation? Economic models suggest that free-riding incentives and lower opportunity costs give the less competent a comparativeExpand
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Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden
Efforts to increase female political representation are often thought to be at odds with meritocracy. This paper develops a theoretical framework and an empirical analysis to examine this idea. WeExpand
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The Glass Ceiling in Politics: Formalization and Empirical Tests
There is a scarcity of women and minorities at the apex of political power. This paper formalizes the concept of the glass ceiling for political organizations and builds on previous research toExpand
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Sexual Harassment and Gender Inequality in the Labor Market
This paper offers a comprehensive empirical analysis of sexual harassment in the Swedish labor market. First, we use nationally representative survey data linked with employer-employee data toExpand
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Labor Market Conditions and Social Insurance in China
Fifteen years after the introduction of highly ambitious social insurance programs for urban Chinese workers, a large number of them remain un-insured. This paper examines the relationship betweenExpand
Income Inequality between Chinese Regions: Newfound Harmony or Continued Discord?
This paper develops an improved test of economic convergence or divergence using time series methods. The usefulness of the method is illustrated in an analysis of the growth pattern between ChineseExpand
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