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Cover for Environmental Performance and Women’s Empowerment: Is the Participation of Women in Decision-Making Associated with Stronger Environmental Policies?
dc.contributor.advisorKern, Andreas
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dc.date.accessioned2019-07-05T19:15:54Z
dc.date.available2019-07-05T19:15:54Z
dc.date.created2019
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted01/01/2019
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_1055112.tar;APT-ETAG: cd1d4f66c7d66ae790d22678b18c0645; APT-DATE: 2022-03-10_13:24:35en_US
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dc.descriptionM.P.P.
dc.description.abstractA small but growing research literature has found positive correlations between the participation of women in political decision-making and the comprehensiveness of the environmental policies in a country. In this thesis, I hypothesize that political empowerment of women is associated with greater environmental protection. Using a comprehensive dataset covering 194 countries in the time span between 2007 and 2015, I find substantial empirical support for my hypothesis. The results of this statistical analysis with aggregate indicators for female empowerment and environmental performance suggest that a positive and statistically significant association between both variables exists. This finding is robust to the inclusion of confounding factors such as GDP per capita, GDP growth, level of democratization, urbanization, industrialization, military expenditures, and globalization, and is consistent with the existent body of research. From a policy perspective, these results support the notion that legislators promoting comprehensive efforts towards promoting gender equality could potentially enjoy the added benefit of stronger environmental policies and protection efforts.
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dc.format.extent37 leaves
dc.languageen
dc.publisherGeorgetown University
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
dc.sourcePublic Policy & Policy Management
dc.subjectEnvironmental performance
dc.subjectEnvironmental policy
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectWomen's empowerment
dc.subject.lcshPublic policy
dc.subject.lcshHuman Ecology
dc.subject.lcshWomen's studies
dc.subject.otherPublic policy
dc.subject.otherEnvironmental studies
dc.subject.otherWomen's studies
dc.titleEnvironmental Performance and Women’s Empowerment: Is the Participation of Women in Decision-Making Associated with Stronger Environmental Policies?
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