Peace Above the Glass Ceiling: The Historical Relationship between Female Political Empowerment and Civil Conflict

  title={Peace Above the Glass Ceiling: The Historical Relationship between Female Political Empowerment and Civil Conflict},
  author={Sirianne Dahlum and Tore Wig},
  journal={International Studies Quarterly},
This paper investigates whether female political empowerment is conducive to civil peace, drawing on global data on female political empowerment over a 200 year period, from the Varieties of Democracy database. We augment previous research by expanding the temporal scope, looking at a novel inventory of female empowerment measures, attending to reverse-causality and omitted variable issues, and separating between relevant causal mechanisms. We find a strong link between female political… Expand
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