CHIEVING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS: AID EFFECTIVENESS ON FEMALE EMPOWERMENT
This study examines the impact of development aid on female empowerment as measured by the percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of female children enrolled in primary school. This study focuses on the impact of aid per capita on these two dependent variables. Using data from the World Bank and United Nations Statistics Division, the analysis determined that aid per capita increased the likelihood of female children attending primary school, but negatively impacted the percentage of women in parliament. The positive correlation between aid per capita and primary school enrollment is unexpected as one might posit that those nations who receive higher amounts of aid per capita have weaker government infrastructure and weaker economies and likely have lower primary school enrollment rates. The negative correlation between aid received per capita and the percentage of women in parliament is, however, to be expected. One might presume that those nations who receive higher amounts of aid per capita have weaker governments and therefore do not have the institutions in place that allow more women to take seats in their national parliament.
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