Women and Representation in Japan

  title={Women and Representation in Japan},
  author={Mikiko Eto},
  journal={International Feminist Journal of Politics},
  pages={177 - 201}
  • M. Eto
  • Published 10 May 2010
  • Sociology
  • International Feminist Journal of Politics
Japan's high level of socio-economic advancement notwithstanding, the level of women's representation in Japan lags behind that in not only other advanced countries but also many developing countries. This article aims to elucidate the causes of the under-representation of women in Japan. Preceding studies suggest that multiple, intertwining factors have had a collective influence on the number of women representatives. Based on these studies, I highlight four factors which affect women's… 

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