Date of Award

Spring 5-19-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Economics

First Advisor

Jonathan Conning

Second Advisor

Karna Basu

Academic Program Adviser

Partha Deb

Abstract

This work measures the long-term effects of gender representation quotas within Latin American countries on various measures of political interest. Measuring effects on 18 countries provides a quasi-panel study with control using non-quota countries. Quotas have positive effects on confidence in government but negative effects on political interest.

 
 

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