Show simple item record Chaqués Bonafont, Laura Cristancho Mantilla, Camilo 2021-11-29T11:44:18Z 2021-11-29T11:44:18Z 2022
dc.identifier.citation Chaqués-Bonafont L, Cristancho C. The gender divide in issue attention. European Journal of Political Research. 2022 Feb;61(1):3-20. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6765.12437
dc.identifier.issn 0304-4130
dc.description Supplemental material files: supporting information: online appendix; replication file
dc.description.abstract This article explores the conditions under which female members of parliament (MPs) are more likely than male MPs to participate in political debates relating to a range of issues. Building on descriptive representation theory and parliamentary behaviour studies, we examine how the effect of the number of women in parliament, and women's access to leadership positions, on MPs’ issue attention varies across policy areas and parliamentary venues. Looking at oral questions asked by male and female MPs in plenary sessions and parliamentary committees in Spain from 1982 to 2018, we found that numbers and leadership positions significantly affect female MPs’ attention to those parliamentary activities that aim to highlight the merits of government action and in venues that are less open to public scrutiny. Our results also illustrate that the presence of women in parliament and their access to leadership positions have a significant impact on female MPs’ attention to rights- and welfare-related issues, but not issues traditionally linked to high-profile political areas such as national security, macroeconomic policy, and government affairs. The presence of women in parliaments has increased globally, but inequalities in the gender distribution of issue attention persist, thereby reducing the capacity of female MPs to act on behalf of and stand up for women in political debates on most issues.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof European Journal of Political Research. 2022 Feb;61(1):3-20
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Chaqués-Bonafont L, Cristancho C. The gender divide in issue attention. European Journal of Political Research. 2022 Feb;61(1):3-20, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
dc.title The gender divide in issue attention
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dc.subject.keyword Political representation
dc.subject.keyword Agenda setting
dc.subject.keyword Gender
dc.subject.keyword Parliamentary behaviour
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