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Study reveals benefits of electing women

Study reveals benefits of electing women

A recent study that analyses the economic impact of electing women in Indian state elections has concluded that constituencies that elect women to state legislative assemblies are likely to witness more economic growth than those run by male politicians.

Yet only 9% of the 4,118 MLAs across India are women, according to the 2018 Economic Survey of India This is despite the fact that 48.5% of the Indian population is female.

The May 2018 working paper from the United Nation’s University World Institute for Development Economics Research is based on an examination of election data for 4,265 state assembly constituencies between 1992 and 2012.

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