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Women’s political reservation, early childhood development and learning in India

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This paper analyses the long-term impacts of reservation of seats for women in the local body elections at the village level in India on children’s learning outcomes in rural Andhra Pradesh. Using the random rotation of seats reserved for women over different election cycles – 1995; 2001; and 2006, and three rounds of a panel dataset – 2002; 2007; and 2009, we analyse the impact of exposure to political reservation during critical periods of childhood. The paper shows that the reservation po...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Young Lives
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Young Lives
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
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Author
Publisher:
Young Lives Publisher's website
Series:
Working Papers
Publication date:
2013-01-01
URN:
uuid:43528fac-22c3-40af-abc2-3c20f9058fd3
Local pid:
ora:7965
ISBN:
978-1-909403-23-9

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