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Lipstick and Logarithms: Gender, Institutional Context, and Representative Bureaucracy

Keiser, Lael R., Wilkins, Vicky M., Meier, Kenneth John and Holland, Catherine A. 2002. Lipstick and Logarithms: Gender, Institutional Context, and Representative Bureaucracy. American Political Science Review 96 (3) , pp. 553-564. 10.1017/S0003055402000321

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Abstract

According to the theory of representative bureaucracy, passive representation among public employees will lead to active representation in bureaucratic outputs. Existing research demonstrates that the link between passive and active representation exists for race but not for sex. Past research on this topic has not, however, taken into account the contextual environment that affects whether sex will translate into gender and lead to active representation in the bureaucracy. In this paper, we create a framework that specifies the conditions that affect whether passive representation results in active representation for sex and then test this framework using the case of education. We find that passive representation of women in education leads to active representation and that the institutional context affects the extent to which this link between passive and active representation occurs.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0003-0554/ (accessed 20/02/2014).
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0003-0554
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:31
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/40328

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