Featured St. Norbert’s College Lecturer: Dr. Young-Im Lee
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
As of April 2016, 112 women in 73 countries have been elected as presidents or prime ministers of their countries. Women assume 22.8% of the members of parliaments around the world, slightly higher than the share of women in the U.S. Congress. Surprising to many, more than 100 countries use gender quotas to nominate and elect women to the political office. What is the global trend of women’s political representation and how does the U.S. measure up against other countries? What explains the gender gap in politics and how to narrow it? More importantly, do women in politics make a difference?