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Gender and Legislative Preferences: Evidence from the Argentine Provinces

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 December 2012

Tiffany D. Barnes*
University of Kentucky


Women are underrepresented in most of the world's legislatures. While the scarcity of female representation is problematic for multiple reasons, one of the central concerns of advocates and scholars rests on the assumption that women have different legislative preferences than their male counterparts. If this is the case, then it implies that where women do not occupy an equitable proportion of the legislature, their interests are not well represented.

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