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A study on ways to continue and advance the political career of female members of local councils

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Frame of Image d reveal strategies to continue and advance the career of female members of local councils. According to the results of the fifth local elections, held on June 2 2010, the number of female council members stood at 21.6% of basic local council members, 14.8% of city or provincial council members and 2.6% of the heads of provincial bodies. These numbers are found to have increased slightly from 15.0%, 12.0%, and 1.3%, respectively, in the 4th local elections in 2006. On the other hand, 581 female members or 80.2% of the total elected female council members were elected for the first time, while 146 female members (18.3%) were reelected. It is assumed that an adjustment period is required for female members elected for the first time to grow accustomed to their schedule and activities in the council. The more times a female member is reelected to the council, the more often they are found to be nominated as a chair and as a committee chair. As a result, it is critical to continue and advance the careers of female members of local councils given that their experience and know-how will be a considerable asset in implementing local policies, an emerging issue in the era of localization. To overcome the obstacles detailed above, this study has put forward three overall directions. First, it suggests three measures: introduction of a 30 percent mandatory female quota of proportional representation and assistance in female members’ efforts to advance into higher-level councils; and al


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Title A study on ways to continue and advance the political career of female members of local councils
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Author(English)

Kim, Won-Hong; Lee, Hyun-Chool; Bae, Seon-Hee; Jeon, Sun-Young

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[Seoul]:KWDI

Date 2011
Journal Title; Vol./Issue GSPR:2011 Vol.4
Pages 11
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Gender
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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