Women In The Legislature: Upper vs Lower House


by Kaitlin Senk on Jun 12, 2013 | Views: 12 | Score: 0
Lower HouseUpper House/Senate
US17.820
Cambodia20.314.8
Dominican Republic20.89.4
Kazakhstan24.34.3
Afghanistan27.727.5
Switzerland2919.6
Algeria31.67
Mexico36.832.8
Argentina37.438.9
Netherlands38.736
South Africa42.332.1
Rwanda56.338.5
Number of Women in Legislature
Sources: ipu.org
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Kaitlin Senk
Kaitlin Senk on Jun 12, 2013 9:53 PM said:

While women do very well in terms of political representation in the lower houses of legislatures in some countries, they do not necessarily receive the same treatment in the upper house. In only a few exceptions, including the US, do women have greater or equal representation in the upper house