Seminar

Gender Quotas and Crimes Against Women: Evidence from India and Indonesia

Economics

Speaker:Lakshmi Iyer, University of Notre Dame
Website: https://sites.nd.edu/lakshmi-iyer/
Date: Friday 30 October 2020
Time: 14.00
Location: Online via Zoom

Further details

We investigate whether increasing the fraction of women in local councils affects crimes against women, using variation generated by institutional characteristics of gender quotas in India and Indonesia. In contrast to prior literature examining the impact of instituting a gender quota, we examine the “intensive margin”, namely increases in women’s representation after the existence of a quota. Our preliminary results indicate no statistically significant impact of increased representation on crimes against women.