Women as Policy Makers

February 14, 2011 at 11:09 am 2 comments

MIT’s Poverty Action Lab asked the question: “Would the world look any different if women were better represented in the world’s decision making bodies?”  Researchers examined a study of 265 village councils in India, which has implemented a quota system specifying that a third of village council seats must be held by women.   Critics of the system have alleged that these women simply act as proxies for their husbands, but the study showed otherwise.  In fact, the results indicate that women receive better social service when female leaders are in power.

Read the report: http://www.povertyactionlab.org/sites/default/files/publications/43_Policy_Briefcase_1.pdf

Entry filed under: Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , , , , .

Greg Mortenson Interviews Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Amazon Women Make it Happen! Photo Contest

2 Comments Add your own

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 325 other followers

%d bloggers like this: