Representation of Women in the Parliament of the Weimar Republic: Evidence from Roll Call Votes

Debus, Marc ; Hansen, Martin Ejnar

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2014
The title of a journal, publication series: Politics & Gender
Volume: 10
Issue number: 3
Page range: 341-364
Place of publication: New York, NY [u.a.]
Publishing house: Cambridge Univ. Press
ISSN: 1743-923X , 1743-9248
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Politikwissenschaft, Vergleichende Regierungslehre (Debus 2012-)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > SFB 884
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: In modern democracies, the representation of voter interests and preferences is primarily the job of political parties and their elected officials. These patterns can however change when issues are at stake that concern the interests of social groups represented by all relevant parties of a political system. In this paper we focus on the behavior of female MPs in the parliament of Weimar Germany and, thus, in a parliament where legislative party discipline was very high. On the basis of a dataset containing information on the legislative voting behavior of MPs, we show that gender, even when controlling for a battery of further theoretically derived explanatory factors, had a decisive impact on the MPs’ voting behavior on a law proposal to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

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