Sunday, December 14, 2014

Are Heirloom Turkeys Responsible for the Lack of Women in Japanese Politics?

Japan routinely does poorly in gender equality surveys, finishing near the bottom of OECD member countries. A significant contributor to such outcomes is the paucity of female Diet members, languishing around 10% of the total.

Is primogeniture one of the problems there? After all, it’s much easier to prevail in a single-seat district than the broader economic marketplace.


Rafmoh said...

Thanks for this - it's explained a few things I wasn't sure about.

Jun Okumura said...

Rafmoh: I go over this subject in more detail here: It also includes sarcasm in the form of a proposal.