Women’s Representation in Local Politics: Evidence from the Philippines

  title={Women’s Representation in Local Politics: Evidence from the Philippines},
  author={Jordan Valente and Frede Moreno},
  journal={Political Economy - Development: Domestic Development Strategies eJournal},
  • J. Valente, Frede Moreno
  • Published 14 August 2014
  • Political Science
  • Political Economy - Development: Domestic Development Strategies eJournal
Although at the beginning of the 21st century, over 95 percent of all countries in the world have granted women the right to vote and the right to stand for election (Ballington & Karam, 2005), gender equality in terms of representation in political structures remains to be a challenge around the world. This study seeks to determine the level of political representation of women at the level of the smallest unit of Philippine government — the village or barangay. Data comparison — within a span… 
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