Date of Award


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Restricted to Claremont Colleges Dissertation

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Political Science, PhD


School of Social Science, Politics, and Evaluation

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Melissa Rogers

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Sallama Shaker

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Carlos Algara

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Political Science


Two theories from two approaches to comparative politics are combined in an attempt to explain women’s legislative representation, in the single or lower house, cross-nationally, from 1995 to 2020. Attitudes toward women as leaders, and two types of political institutions: electoral systems and gender quotas, are described and tested quantitatively and are found to be significant in some models. There are four brief case studies examining women’s legislative representation based on the variables used in the quantitative analyses and covering the same time period.