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Diploma Thesis: Do Women Represent Women?, Vladimira Dostalova Apr 2016

Diploma Thesis: Do Women Represent Women?, Vladimira Dostalova

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There is an implicit assumption behind advocating for women in elected offices that descriptive representation of women lead to a corresponding political output. This would mean that gender is one of the indicators of legislative behavior. To examine the role of gender in the substantial representation of women, I focus on the agenda setting process, which I measure as the sponsorship of group interest legislation. Data include all bills introduced in lower Houses of ten states, which provide necessary variance to control for party effect, overall ranking of the status of women, and level of women’s presence in a ...