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Politicians and Preferences of the Voter Majority : Does Gender Matter?

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Stadelmann, David ; Portmann, Marco ; Eichenberger, Reiner:
Politicians and Preferences of the Voter Majority : Does Gender Matter?
In: Economics & Politics. Vol. 26 (2014) Issue 3 . - pp. 355-379.
ISSN 1468-0343
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ecpo.12039

Abstract in another language

Does the gender of political representatives affect the extent to which they adhere to the voter majority's preferences? By matching individual male and female representatives' votes on legislative proposals with real referendum outcomes on the same issues, we obtain a direct measure of divergence. We find that female and male representatives adhere equally close to the majority's preferences if party affiliations are taken into account. This suggests that observed gender differences with respect to the national majority of voters may be reduced to an ideological left-right dimension.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Political Economy; Gender; Discrimination; Voter Preferences; Representation; Referenda
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Professorship Development Economics > Professorship Development Economics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. David Stadelmann
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Innovation and Consumer Protection
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Governance and Responsibility
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Professorship Development Economics
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 09:47
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 11:44
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/3308