Do Men and Women Have Different Policy Preferences in Africa? Determinants and Implications of Gender Gaps in Policy Prioritization

  title={Do Men and Women Have Different Policy Preferences in Africa? Determinants and Implications of Gender Gaps in Policy Prioritization},
  author={Jessica J. Gottlieb and Guy Grossman and Amanda Lea Robinson},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  pages={611 - 636}
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