Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHayes, Isabelle
dc.description.abstractFemale legislators make for different legislators than their male counterparts. One aspect of this lies in their role in shaping environmental policy. Women are disproportionately impacted by climate change and therefore will have a unique perspective and insight to offer. In this analysis, I frame environmental issues as ones women will be more likely to support and advocate for. Using the data from the Congressional Bills Project, I seek to discern whether female legislators are more likely to introduce environmental bills in the House of Representatives than their male counterparts. I look at specific environmental and energy subtopics and find that gender is positive and significant for a few issues, but that the percent of females in the legislature has more of a positive and significant impact on the introduction of environmental policy that promotes sustainability and serve as a step to solving the global climate crisis.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Political scienceen_US
dc.subjectFemale representationen_US
dc.subjectFemale legislatorsen_US
dc.subjectHouse of Representativesen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectClimate changeen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental issuesen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental policiesen_US
dc.subjectEnergy policiesen_US
dc.subjectFemale policymakersen_US
dc.subjectCarbon dioxide emissionsen_US
dc.subjectDisproportionate effectsen_US
dc.subjectWomen’s impacten_US
dc.titleWomen’s impact on environmental policy: the case for greater female representation in the legislatureen_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States