WOMEN LEGISLATORS & REPRESENTATION OF THE INDIGENOUS INTERESTS: THE CASE OF MEXICO

Michelle Estefania Muñoz Cisneros, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

Elsa Chaney (1979) argued that women legislators in Latin America exhibit a supermadre approach in their legislatures. As a result of this, women legislators are relegated to “less important” committees, such as those dealing with family, children, and social issues. Based on her approach, this thesis argues that due to gender socialization women legislators create an inclusive political environment in the legislature for minorities and marginalized groups. Specifically, it investigates women legislators’ bill initiation behavior regarding the inclusion of indigenous populations’ interests. This thesis analyzes original data gathered from the 2009-2018 Mexican Congress using logistic regression. The findings indicate that women legislators are more likely than their male counterparts to propose bills that address the indigenous populations’ interests.

Subject Area

Political science|Womens studies|Latin American Studies|Public policy|Public administration

Recommended Citation

Muñoz Cisneros, Michelle Estefania, "WOMEN LEGISLATORS & REPRESENTATION OF THE INDIGENOUS INTERESTS: THE CASE OF MEXICO" (2019). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI13887114.
https://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI13887114

Share

COinS