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How gender affects the response rates of politicians to inquiries about healthcare and unemployment support

Ponce de Leon, Zoila and Magni, Gabriele (2020) How gender affects the response rates of politicians to inquiries about healthcare and unemployment support. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (21 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Are women and men equally likely to receive answers when they contact politicians for information about healthcare and unemployment benefits? Drawing on a new study, Zoila Ponce de Leon and Gabriele Magni find that MPs are significantly more likely to respond to women overall, and that female legislators are more responsive, in general, than their male counterparts. Increasing the numbers of women in office would therefore lead to a higher quality of representation.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 14:51
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2020 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106352

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