Can Media Interventions Reduce Gender Gaps in Political Participation after Civil War?

A field experiment in Liberia was designed to ascertain the direct effects of women’s access to politically-relevant information through radio broadcasting on their political behaviors and attitudes in a post-war context. The study concludes that women’s exposure to politically-relevant information through mass-broadcasting, even if brief, can boost their political efficacy and participation in public life.

Author: Eric Mvukiyehe

Year Country Author Type
2017 Liberia World Bank Group academic paper
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Intermediate Outcome 2 gender, political participation, radio, women Download/link