Gender quotas and the quality of politicians

  • Audinga Baltrunaite Piera Bello Alessandra Casarico Paola Profeta
  • Published 2012

Abstract

We analyze the effect of the introduction of gender quotas in candidate lists on the quality of elected politicians. We consider an Italian law which introduced gender quotas in local elections in 1993, and was abolished in 1995. As not all municipalities went through elections during the period the reform was in force, we can identify two groups of… (More)

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