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The winners of legislative mandate: An analysis of post‐parliamentary career positions in Germany and the Netherlands

Claessen, Clint and Bailer, Stefanie and Turner-Zwinkels, Tomas. (2020) The winners of legislative mandate: An analysis of post‐parliamentary career positions in Germany and the Netherlands. European Journal of Political Research, 60 (1). pp. 25-45.

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Abstract

Little is known about the careers of parliamentarians after they leave parliament. We analyse the post‐parliamentary careers of German and Dutch parliamentarians over the last 20 years and document the presence of a persistent and substantial gender gap. This gap exists regardless of party, country or political position and persists even when the status of the pre‐parliamentary profession and achievement within parliament are controlled for. Aside from demonstrating our findings, we offer new insights into possible explanations for the dynamics behind them. Additionally, we show that parliament only serves as a stepping stone for a more successful career for a relatively small share of politicians: only 32 per cent of MPs obtain more attractive positions in the public or private sector after their legislative service.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft > Politikwissenschaften (Bailer)
UniBasel Contributors:Bailer, Stefanie
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0304-4130
e-ISSN:1475-6765
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Deposited On:02 Jun 2021 14:24

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