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Female parliamentarians still face a motherhood penalty, but the evidence globally suggests it can be ended

Joshi, Devin and Goehrung, Ryan (2020) Female parliamentarians still face a motherhood penalty, but the evidence globally suggests it can be ended. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (09 Mar 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

It has long been assumed that female politicians face a trade-off between having a family life and a successful parliamentary career, while their male colleagues do not. Devin Joshi and Ryan Goehrung find that, while female MPs are still more likely to be unmarried and have fewer children, the gap in parental and marital status of members of parliament varies considerably internationally. They argue that by implementing social reforms to reduce gender inequality, and introducing specific reforms to create more inclusive parliaments, this gap could be closed worldwide.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2020 13:06
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 23:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105003

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