Representation Matters: The Impact of Descriptive Women's Representation on the Political Involvement of Women

Bühlmann, Marc; Schädel, Lisa (2012). Representation Matters: The Impact of Descriptive Women's Representation on the Political Involvement of Women. Representation - the journal of representative democracy, 48(1), pp. 101-114. Routledge 10.1080/00344893.2012.653246

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In a cross-country comparison of 33 European countries, we tested whether a high degree of female representation attenuates the assumed negative impact of gender on political involvement. Our multilevel analyses show positive interactive effects of female representation: the degree to which the representation of women in a given country's national parliament was descriptively adequate was positively related to women's ratings of the importance of politics and self-reported political interest. With respect to political participation, the findings are mixed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Bühlmann, Marc and Schädel Stojanovic, Lisa

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

0034-4893

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Stettler

Date Deposited:

10 Apr 2014 10:26

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2015 11:34

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/00344893.2012.653246

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.50836

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/50836

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