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Women as Leaders: Lessons from Political Quotas in India Case Solution & Answer

In 1993, the Indian government approved a constitutional amendment that would forever change the face of rural policy. Historical law requires that the board of town traditionally the bastion of upper caste men have regular elections and reserve a third of seats for women. India, however, was not alone in its efforts to increase the representation of women in elected government. In 2012, half of the world’s countries have adopted quotas for women in politics. Despite the rapid increase in quotas of political systems, there was remarkably little rigorous evidence on their effectiveness. Have more women leaders resulted in more equal societies gender? A required change in the balance of power could reduce discrimination against women? India Shares system design provided a unique opportunity to examine the causal impact of gender quotas in the social sciences. This case profiles the results of all the rigorous tests on the effects of political quotas for women in India, with potential lessons for governments and companies around the world. 1996.0 cases
by
Rohini Pande,
Anjani Datla
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
7 pages.
Release: July 18, 2013. Prod #: HKS763-PDF-ENG
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