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For the win! Male politicians are more likely to represent women’s interests if their re-election is at risk

Höhmann, Daniel (2021) For the win! Male politicians are more likely to represent women’s interests if their re-election is at risk. British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Daniel Höhmann shows that male MPs do play a distinct role in women’s representation and that many of them are willing to represent women’s interest in parliament. However, one of the key drivers of this behaviour seems to be a rational calculation of how they can enhance their re-election prospects, rather than an intrinsic motivation to stand up for gender equality: male MPs are significantly more likely to speak on behalf of women if their re-election security is low and if they are therefore forced to cater to additional (female) voters to get re-elected.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 14:18
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 14:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112088

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