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MPs with both an educational and occupational background in STEM are the most likely to demonstrate engagement with STEM issues in Parliament

Myers, Joshua and Coffé, Hilde (2021) MPs with both an educational and occupational background in STEM are the most likely to demonstrate engagement with STEM issues in Parliament. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Joshua Myers and Hilde Coffé investigate the effect of having a STEM background on both the likelihood of MPs proposing a STEM Private Members’ Bill and the proportion of proposals an MP dedicates to such bills. They find that having a STEM background does not affect the likelihood of proposing a STEM bill. However, MPs with both an educational and occupational STEM background are more likely to spend a higher proportion of their bill proposals dedicated to STEM issues. They also find that having a STEM educational background matters more strongly for women than for men.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 13:57
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 13:57
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112091

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