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female quotas in politics

Aztec Princess ronigoddess at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 5 17:36:23 EST 2001

Kimberley Snowden wrote:
> Do these numbers have any
> reflection in the numbers of women in science as well? And can anyone
> tell me why they think there are these huge differences? Are there any
> lessons here that we could use to improve our representation in science?

>From what I know (which is basic at best) of European politics &
Sweden's high percentage, I'd say that this reflects nothing to women in
science in these countries. Sweden has a major problem with job
stratification, meaning that if we thought women in the US were being
'nudged' to service jobs, it's almost a non-discussion over there. We
aren't a perfect society & neither is Sweden.

I'd LOVE to hear from some members of b-wib who are from Sweden or are
in Sweden now. 


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