Male and Female Differences in Elite Political Participation: An Examination of the Effects of Socioeconomic and Familial Variables

  title={Male and Female Differences in Elite Political Participation: An Examination of the Effects of Socioeconomic and Familial Variables},
  author={Lynda W. Powell and C. W. Brown},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={31 - 45}
O NN E OF THE MOST consistent cross-national research findings is the underrepresentation of women in political elites. Yet, little scholarship based on survey research exists analyzing this phenomenon. This is due both to the scarcity of women in political elites, and to the difficulties of elite research generally. American scholars interested in this issue have primarily studied political party elites, especially delegates to the national conventions of the two major parties.1 These… 

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