Examine your State Government's Demographics
What do you know about your state's representative government? One way to learn more about your government
Are the population sub groups in your state represented in the elected government?
Is it proportional to the percentages that are present in the population at large?
Research Helpful Hint: The U.S. Constitution prescribes that every ten years the federal government will perform a census.
1. Gather the Data
Hint - Use a spreadsheet to simplify the task and to avoid redundant calculations.
Use a matrix to organize your data (Helpful how to by MathDude)
2. Draw some comparisons with the federal government. Select two of the factors you considered regarding your state.
3. Now that you have assembled all this information, share it.
Women, Power and Politics - PBS program and resources
By The Numbers: Women in National Parliaments
By The Numbers: States' Female Leadership
Center for Women in Government & Civil Society - Glass Ceiling in Gubernatorial Appointments, 1997 - 2007
Updated 8/2019, posted 2/2007 by Cynthia J. O'Hora, released to the public domain
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