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Karen Stasevich 389 Reading Memo “Proportional Representation and Female Parliamentarians,” by Rob Salmond, is an analysis of how electoral systems effect the proportion of an electorate that is female over time. The study uses data from 21 industrialized democracies over several decades and uses district magnitude as its variable to quantify electoral systems, and creates a confidence interval by undercounting and over-counting political culture. The study finds that the type of electoral system does affect the composition of the electorate that is female, but not as much as previous studies suggest. “Candidate Gender Quotas: A Framework For Analysis,” by Mona Krook, studies candidate gender quotas on a global scale and provides a framework for comparative analysis of gender quotas and their effects for future studies. The article uses cross-analysis of literature on gender quotas to categorize and compare the findings of previous studies in order to identify patterns and features associated with the adoption of gender quotas. The Salmond article is important because it confronts the faults of previous studies on the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course POLISCI 389 taught by Professor Allenhicken during the Winter '09 term at University of Michigan.

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