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Changes in the National Assembly’s gender sensitivity due to an increase in the number of Women Assembly members : An analysis based on the IPU's parliamentary gender sensitivity survey

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Frame of Image Korean Women’s Development Institute
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Given that the share of female members rose from 5.9% in the 16th National Assembly to 13.0% in the 17th to 13.7% in the 18th (as of October 2011, 15.1%, including seats succeeded), this study was conducted to examine the changes occurring in decision-making and parliamentary activities as a result of this increase in the number of woman assembly members. The results detail the changes triggered by the increase in female National Assembly members. First, the increase resulted in greater participation of women in decision-making processes such as the National Assembly Standing Committees, as well as greater influence by women. In the 16th National Assembly, the number of the Standing Committees lacking a female member stood at five. This figure, however, declined to three in the 17th National Assembly and to zero in the 18th. This clearly demonstrates that an increase in female National Assembly members can serve as a critical factor in the decision-making processes. Furthermore, in terms of the number of Standing Committee chairwomen and female
1 This article is a revised and supplemented version of “Changes in the National Assembly’s Gender Sensitivity due to an Increase in the Number of Assemblywomen: An Analysis Based on the IPU’s Parliamentary Gender Sensitivity Survey” published in 2011 by Korean Women’s Development Institute (authors: Won-hong Kim, Bok-tae Kim, In-soon Cha, and Seon-young Jeon)
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Title Changes in the National Assembly’s gender sensitivity due to an increase in the number of Women Assembly members
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An analysis based on the IPU's parliamentary gender sensitivity survey

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Kim, Won-hong; Kim, Bok-tae; Cha, In-soon; Jeon, Seon-young

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Seoul:Korea Women’s Development Institute

Date 2012-07
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Gender Studies and Policy Review:vol.5
Pages 25
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Gender
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Abstract

Given that the share of female members rose from 5.9% in the 16th National Assembly to
13.0% in the 17th to 13.7% in the 18th (as of October 2011, 15.1%, including seats succeeded),
this study was conducted to examine the changes occurring in decision-making and
parliamentary activities as a result of this increase in the number of woman assembly members.
The results detail the changes triggered by the increase in female National Assembly
members.

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