Sep 26, 2013

What Happens When a Woman Wins an Election? (Brazil)

. . . [M]unicipalities ruled by female mayors have better health outcomes, receive more federal discretionary transfers, and have lower corruption. Addi- tionally, male mayors hire more temporary public employees than their female counter- parts when they are allowed to run for re-election, and when municipal elections are approaching. These findings suggest that male mayors may promote more political pa- tronage than female mayors and that men and women may respond differently to local election incentives.
That is from a paper by Fernanda Brollo & Ugo Troiano.
HT:  Clarence Nkengne Tsimpo

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