Separate Unisex Associations and Power

If women form their own associations and hold leadership positions within them, does that give women more power and voice in a society? Or, does "separate" merely mean "separate, but unequal" as in segregated schools in the American South? There is only a little systematic research on this question. Ross (1986) looked at the relationship between women's political participation and the presence of separate associations for women. His cross-cultural research suggests that separate women's organizations do not generally predict greater political decision-making or access to political leadership roles. Of course, this does not mean that women in organizations do not have influence. But their influence may not translate to influence beyond their organizations. Future research needs to consider what kind of association women participate in. Women's associations that are adjuncts to male associations (such as a women's auxiliary) may have much less influence than those that control important economic resources.

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