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

Joshi, Devin K. and Goehrung, Ryan (2020) Female parliamentarians still face a motherhood penalty, but the evidence globally suggests it can be ended. Democratic Audit Blog (04 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://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 16:39
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021 00:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107861

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