Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Women’s representation in Brazilian local politics: Why do some regions elect more women than others?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics, Institute of Latin American Studies.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Women’s political representation is often investigated through cross-national comparisons. Such studies generally focus on women’s political representation at the national level, assuming that countries are homogenous units. However, structural and cultural differences are many times just as large within countries as they are between them. Modernization theory suggests that women’s political representation will increase with development, something that a number of previous studies on primarily Western countries find support for. In order to see if this theory is applicable also on a developing country like Brazil, this quantitative study compares the aggregated share of locally elected women (dependent variable) in 136 Brazilian regions in the 2012 municipal elections with levels of log GDP per capita, population density and female labor force participation (independent variables). In contrast to previous studies on Western countries, the results of this study find no support for the ideas of modernization theory. With moderate correlation, this study actually indicates that higher values of GDP per capita and female labor force participation have negative effects on women’s political representation at the local level in the compared Brazilian regions. Population density was not found to have any substantial effect on women’s political representation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 36
Keywords [en]
Women’s political representation, Brazil, Development, Local elections, Gender
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-168866OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-168866DiVA, id: diva2:1315416
Presentation
2019-01-18, 10:00 (English)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2019-05-15 Created: 2019-05-13 Last updated: 2019-05-15Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(906 kB)25 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 906 kBChecksum SHA-512
0e6c3516a4567dbea64383c19b446f205da6041dddb940d7533154e95620c89b3b3a16f4f11e060c35aab46b8c62d38e699aa6f9bf2ef4bc8d40488bda841357
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Institute of Latin American Studies
Gender Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 25 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 243 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf