The Impact of Women in Parliament

  title={The Impact of Women in Parliament},
  author={Diana Z. O'Brien and Jennifer M. Piscopo},
O’Brien and Piscopo examine how increases in the number of female parliamentarians shape three outcomes: policies and policymaking, public opinion, and the legislature as a workplace. Reviewing the literature, the authors conclude that female representatives indeed diversify legislative agendas, especially regarding women and other vulnerable groups. Women’s presence also erodes negative perceptions about women as political leaders, both among the public and among politicians. However, O’Brien… CONTINUE READING
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