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Government, healthcare and gender

the impact of female legislators on healthcare expenditure in Latin America and the Caribbean

HYDE, Khalilah Chelsie

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Abstract

Female parliamentarians are known to prioritize social, and welfare needs in their agenda. Previous studies have found that female representatives in politics lead to increased spending on education, as well as healthcare for the poor. Increased expenditure in healthcare benefits everyone in a society. This study aims to identify whether increases in female representatives in national parliamentarians influence the general government expenditure on healthcare. The paper analyzes cross-sectional time-series data for 29 countries from 2000-2018 within the Latin American and Caribbean region. To examine the relationship between the proportion of seats in national parliaments held by women and government healthcare expenditure, a panel regression model is utilized. The study finds a highly significant positive relationship between the two variables. The overall findings of this paper suggest that national governments should implement policies directed at increasing gender parity in their national parliaments.

Advisors
Shin, Jaeun
Department
KDI School, Master of Public Policy
Issue Date
2021
Publisher
KDI School
Description
Thesis(Master) -- KDI School: Master of Public Policy, 2021
Keywords
Medical care--Latin America; Women's health services--Latin America
Contents
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW

CHAPTER 3: DATA COLLECTION AND METHODOLOGY

CHAPTER 4: EMPIRICAL RESULTS

CHAPTER 5: SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Pages
42 p
URI
https://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/42918
Type
Thesis
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