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FSD2183 Women's Representation in National Parliaments 1970-2010

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Authors

  • Vanhanen, Tatu

Keywords

democracy, equality of women, gender, legislature, parliaments

Abstract

The data contain information on the percentage share of women representatives in national parliaments from the year 1970 to the year 2010. In case of a bicameral parliament, only the lower house is taken into account. The data are based on the results of parliamentary elections. After an election, the percentage share of women is taken to remain the same until the next election or as long as the parliament is operating.

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