Does Women ' s Knowledge of Voting Rights Affect their Voting Behaviour in Village Elections ? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in China

Officials in China claim that voting rates in rural village elections are high. However, the true voting rate is lower, especially for women. We postulate that women are less likely to vote owing to insufficient knowledge about their rights. The objective of this paper is to test whether the knowledge levels of women and village leaders about women’s voting… CONTINUE READING