Peer-reviewed journal article
Vohlídalová, M., H. Maříková. 2018. „Kdo se bojí žen v politice? O postojích k politické participaci žen.“ Gender a výzkum 19 (1): 26-57. ISSN 2570-6578. [cit. 15.7.2018]. Available from:

Abstract: Attitudes towards women in politics and gender culture in general have implications
for the status of women in politics and their descriptive representation. In the paper we
ask what attitudes people have in the Czech Republic towards women in politics and their
descriptive representation, how these attitudes have changed across time, and what factors
are associated with these changes. We draw mainly on a survey carried out in 2014, and we
compare its data with survey data collected in 2006. The analysis indicates that people nowadays
seem to be more tolerant of the low representation of women in politics and are less
supportive of using active measures to promote women in politics than they were in the past.
The analysis also shows that the decline in support for women in politics is by far the most
signifi cant among men, especially men with low education and men who assess the living
standard of their household as poor. The paper further deals with the possible sources of this
shift in attitudes and suggest a hypothesis and topics for further research.


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