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The Impact of Gender Quotas
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The Impact of Gender Quotas

Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, and Jennifer M. Piscopo

Abstract

The introduction of electoral gender quotas in more than 100 countries around the globe has led to a substantial increase in the number of women holding political office. To date, research on quotas has focused primarily on their design, adoption, and effects on the numbers of women elected. Yet, these measures are not simply linked to concerns about increasing the numbers of women in elected office. Arguing their case for quotas, advocates around the world have suggested that such provisions will increase diversity among the types of women elected, raise attention to women’s issues in policy- ... More

Keywords: gender quotas, women in politics, political representation, candidate selection, legislative behavior, public opinion, political engagement, Afghanistan, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, India, Mexico, Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199830091
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199830091.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Franceschet, editor
University of Calgary

Mona Lena Krook, editor
Washington University in St. Louis

Jennifer M. Piscopo, editor
Salem College

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