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The ‘hourglass’ pattern of representation: why political parties are key to electing more women to parliament

Kjær, Ulrik and Kosiara-Pedersen, Karina (2019) The ‘hourglass’ pattern of representation: why political parties are key to electing more women to parliament. Democratic Audit Blog (01 Feb 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The underrepresentation of women in politics is often portrayed as a pyramid, with the main problem identified as too few at the top. However, research by Ulrik Kjær and Karina Kosiara-Pedersen, shows that, in the case of Denmark, it follows an hourglass pattern, with underrepresentation worst at the intermediary stages of party membership and candidate identification. This suggests that party strategies for encouraging women to stand are important for improving representation.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2021 20:39
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108100

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