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Partisanship and the gender gap: support for gender quotas in Australia

Beauregard, Katrine


The percentage of women elected in the Australian Parliament is comparatively low. This poor track record has generated debate within political parties about the necessity of gender quotas (or targets) to increase women’s representation. Using the 2016 Australian Election Study, this paper proposes to test support for different measures aiming to increasing women’s representation in Australian politics. More specifically, I investigate the role of partisanship in explaining gender differences...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2018.1449802


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