Document Type

Poster Session

Location

Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

Event Website

http://jepson.richmond.edu/research/symposium/index.html

Start Date

15-4-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

16-4-2016 1:30 PM

Description

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 state legislature. If a gender of a legislator is crucial for his or her legislative behavior, I should find a significant difference in a sponsorship of women’s issue bills, which are the bills directly concerning women, as well as of other bills.

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Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Hoyt, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Psychology

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Apr 15th, 10:30 AM Apr 16th, 1:30 PM

Diploma Thesis: Do Women Represent Women?

Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

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 state legislature. If a gender of a legislator is crucial for his or her legislative behavior, I should find a significant difference in a sponsorship of women’s issue bills, which are the bills directly concerning women, as well as of other bills.

http://scholarship.richmond.edu/jepsonresearchsymposium/2016/program/1