Female political participation: a cross-cultural explanation

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 88 Published In Pages: 843-858
By Ross, Marc Howard


This paper explores societal-level mechanisms associated with women’s participation in and exclusion from political life. Analysis suggests there are two statistically independent types of female political participation: involvement in decision-making and the existence of positions controlled by or reserved for women. Multiple regression analysis identifies several social-structural, psychocultural, and behavioral correlates for both types of female political participation and explanatory theory is discussed.

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