Why is Congress still socially unrepresentative?

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'Ordinary' people, women, young, minorities
Simply do not seem to want to represent, are reluctant to put themselves forward
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Education and skills
There is a perception that a high level of education or experience is needed to have a political career
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Nature of the job
The adversarial nature that politics is viewed to have may make people reluctant
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Finance
There is a need for a large campaign war chest. If you are not a millionaire or do not have access to funding you are unlikely to be successful
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Dynasties
Everyday individuals who do not belong to traditionally political families such as the Kennedys, Bushes or Clintons feel they are not welcome in such a tight community
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There is a perception that a high level of education or experience is needed to have a political career

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Education and skills

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The adversarial nature that politics is viewed to have may make people reluctant

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There is a need for a large campaign war chest. If you are not a millionaire or do not have access to funding you are unlikely to be successful

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Everyday individuals who do not belong to traditionally political families such as the Kennedys, Bushes or Clintons feel they are not welcome in such a tight community

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