When women win elections, does it inspire other women to run for candidacy or does it convince men to close ranks before the next election? Keough School Associate Professor of Economics and Global Affairs Lakshmi Iyer shares her take on the matter.
Evidence shows that when more women are elected, it changes broader development outcomes due to their differing priorities. Yet women are almost unrepresented in parliaments around the world. In this interview, Iyer reveals that in India the challenge is that a woman winning a parliamentary candidacy election does not see an increase in female candidates in the following election.
Originally published on voxdev.com on May 17, 2019.