When a marginalized population is descriptively represented in government, it is more likely that they will be substantively represented as well.
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Haider-Markel, Donald P. “Representation and Backlash: The Positive and Negative Influence of Descriptive Representation.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 32.1 (2007): 107–33

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