Do politics matter? Women in Swedish local elected assemblies 1970–2010 and gender equality in outcomes

  title={Do politics matter? Women in Swedish local elected assemblies 1970–2010 and gender equality in outcomes},
  author={Lena W{\"a}ngnerud and Anders Sundell},
  journal={European Political Science Review},
  pages={97 - 120}
A substantial number of studies support the notion that having a high number of women in elected office helps strengthen the position of women in society. However, some of the most cited studies rely on questionnaires asking elected representatives about their attitudes and priorities, thus focusing on the input side of the political system. The closer one gets to outcomes in citizens’ everyday lives, the fewer empirical findings there are to report. In this study, we attempt to explain… 

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