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dc.date.available2013-03-12T12:53:20Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.submitted2011-01-25en_US
dc.identifier.citationLie, Geir Sølve Sande. Does government health spending increase when women decide?. Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/30228
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the issue of female political representation and the extent to which it effects government health spending as a share of GDP in states with varying income levels. First, the paper reviews and discusses the broad literature on determinants of government health spending and the literature related to gender and health spending, generally. Second, it tests whether female parliamentary representation can explain parts of the variation in government health spending across countries and over time. To do so, it uses country-level data and controls for known determinants of government health spending. The results show that increased female parliamentary representation is associated with higher government health spending. Moreover, this association remains significant even after controlling for other determinants of government health spending, indicating that that the effect may be partially causal. The results also indicate that if lowand middle-income countries increased their share of women in parliaments by 10 percentage points, government health spending as a portion of GDP would, on average, increase by between 10 and 12 percent. The corresponding figure for high-income countries is around 5 percent. Overall, the analysis suggests that the level of female representation in parliaments has significant effect on countries health spending.nor
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleDoes government health spending increase when women decide?en_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2011-03-31en_US
dc.creator.authorLie, Geir Sølve Sandeen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::806en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Lie, Geir Sølve Sande&rft.title=Does government health spending increase when women decide?&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2010&rft.degree=Masteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-26764en_US
dc.type.documentMasteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo111335en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorHans Olav Melberg and Simen Markussenen_US
dc.identifier.bibsys112144632en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/30228/1/Lie-Geir-master-thesis-Does-Government-Health-Spending-Increase-When-Women-Decide.pdf


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