Event Title

Female Representation in Legislatures and Their Effect on Social Welfare Policy

Presenter Information

Mairead Ruane

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Nick Clark

Start Date

24-4-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 1:00 PM

Description

In my research we will be looking at the increasing percentage of females in legislatures in the 35 OECD countries (independent variable) and their effect on the percentage of government expenditure on social welfare policies (dependent variable). In this study, social welfare expenditure will be comprised of family, education, and health policies. Aside from my independent and dependent variables, I have included controls such as GDP, Gini coefficient, % of government expenditure on military, and the three welfare regimes as characterized by Esping- Anderson. I will use Stata to run multiple regression tests with the goal of proving my hypothesis that an increase percentage of women in legislature will have a positive correlation with an increased percentage of government expenditure on social welfare policy.

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Female Representation in Legislatures and Their Effect on Social Welfare Policy

In my research we will be looking at the increasing percentage of females in legislatures in the 35 OECD countries (independent variable) and their effect on the percentage of government expenditure on social welfare policies (dependent variable). In this study, social welfare expenditure will be comprised of family, education, and health policies. Aside from my independent and dependent variables, I have included controls such as GDP, Gini coefficient, % of government expenditure on military, and the three welfare regimes as characterized by Esping- Anderson. I will use Stata to run multiple regression tests with the goal of proving my hypothesis that an increase percentage of women in legislature will have a positive correlation with an increased percentage of government expenditure on social welfare policy.