Gender Quotas, Electoral Laws, and the Election of Women

@article{Jones1998GenderQE,
  title={Gender Quotas, Electoral Laws, and the Election of Women},
  author={Mark Peter Jones},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  year={1998},
  volume={31},
  pages={21 - 3}
}
  • M. Jones
  • Published 1 February 1998
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Political Studies
Gender quotas represent a commonly advocated method by which to address the severe underrepresentation of women in the world's legislatures. This study analyzes the effect of gender quota laws on the election of women legislators. It also examines the extent to which other electoral rules can influence the effect of quotas on the election of women. Argentina's provinces employ a wide variety of electoral law arrangements for the election of their provincial legislatures, thereby providing a… 

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