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Do Female/Male Distinctions in Language Matter? Evidence from Gender Political Quotas

Abstract : This article studies the determinants of gender political quota and enforcement sanctions, two key policy instruments for increasing female participation in politics. We find a novel empirical fact: language (the pervasiveness of gender distinctions in grammar) is the most significant related variable to quota adoption, more than traditional explanations such as economic development, political system and religion.
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Victor Gay, Estefania Santacreu-Vasut, Amir Shoham. Do Female/Male Distinctions in Language Matter? Evidence from Gender Political Quotas. Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, 2013, 20 (5), pp.495-498. ⟨10.1080/13504851.2012.714062⟩. ⟨hal-02523093⟩

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