The winners of legislative mandate: An analysis of post‐parliamentary career positions in Germany and the Netherlands
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 4596651
Author(s) Claessen, Clint; Bailer, Stefanie, Turner-Zwinkels, Tomas
Author(s) at UniBasel Bailer, Stefanie
Year 2020
Year: comment in press
Title The winners of legislative mandate: An analysis of post‐parliamentary career positions in Germany and the Netherlands
Journal European Journal of Political Research
Pages / Article-Number 21
Keywords career, gender, legislator, profession, post-parliamentary career, Germany, the Netherlands
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.

URL https://ejpr.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1475-6765.12385
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Digital Object Identifier DOI ttps://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12385
   

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