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Sosson Tadadjeu, Alim Belek, Henri Njangang, Marie-Laure Belomo and Brice Kamguia
 
''Does women's political empowerment promote public health expenditure in Africa?''
( 2021, Vol. 41 No.3 )
 
 
This paper analyses the effect of women's political empowerment on public health expenditure in a sample of 48 African countries over the period 2000-2017. Using The Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), the two-step system Generalized Method of Moments (GMM), and the Sequential Linear Panel Dynamic Model (SELPDM), the results provide strong evidence of a positive effect of women's political empowerment on public health expenditure in Africa. This result is robust to additional control variables, to alternative measures of women's political empowerment, to alternative measure of health expenditure, to outliers, and to alternative data structure. Based on these findings, we encourage efforts to promote the African women's political empowerment and suggest an increase in the number of seats held by women in parliaments.
 
 
Keywords: Women's political empowerment, public health expenditure, Panel data, Africa
JEL: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General
 
Manuscript Received : Apr 25 2021 Manuscript Accepted : Sep 17 2021

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