Who takes the parliamentary floor? The role of gender in speech-making in the Swedish Riksdag

Bäck, Hanna ; Debus, Marc ; Müller, Jochen

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1065912914525861
URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1065912914...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2014
The title of a journal, publication series: Political Research Quarterly : PRQ
Volume: 67
Issue number: 3
Page range: 504-518
Place of publication: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publishing house: Sage
ISSN: 1065-9129 , 1938-274X
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > SFB 884
School of Social Sciences > Politikwissenschaft, Vergleichende Regierungslehre (Debus 2012-)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Legislative speeches are an important instrument for parties and members of parliament (MPs) to signal their positions and priorities. This raises the question of who speaks when. We evaluate whether a MP’s presence on the floor depends on his or her gender. We hypothesize that female MPs give in general less speeches in parliament and that this pattern results from debates dealing with “harder” policy issues. Our expectations are supported when analyzing a new data set containing information on the number and content of speeches given in the Swedish Riksdag between 2002 and 2010.

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