TITLE

Linking passive and active representation by gender: The case of child support agencies

AUTHOR(S)
Wilkins, V. M.; Keiser, L. R.
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;1/1/2006, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Does it matter whether political institutions are representative in terms of the characteristics of the people who work there? We explore this question by empirically examining whether passive representation leads to active representation in child support-enforcement bureaucracies for women. Our findings support the hypothesis that passive representation leads to active representation for women in gendered policy areas like child support. Furthermore, the link between passive and active representation only exists when the distributional consequences of the policy directly benefit women as a class.
ACCESSION #
23981959

 

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