Pathways to Power: The Role of Political Parties in Women’s National Political Representation1

  title={Pathways to Power: The Role of Political Parties in Women’s National Political Representation1},
  author={Sheri Kunovich and Pamela Paxton},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={505 - 552}
The authors extend previous research on women’s participation in politics by examining the role of female elites in political parties in selecting and supporting women as political candidates. They hypothesize that political parties, in their role as gatekeepers, mediate the relationship between country‐level factors, such as women’s participation in the labor force, and political outcomes for women. The article focuses on three outcomes for women: the percentage of female political party… 

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