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Term limits encourage more women to run for office in US State Legislatures

Pettey, Samantha (2018) Term limits encourage more women to run for office in US State Legislatures. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (07 Sep 2018). Website.

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If women run for office, they are just as likely to win an election as men. And yet, only 25 percent of state legislators are women. Samantha Pettey looks at what makes it more likely that women will run for office. She finds that while more women are running for office at the state level, those states with term limits have seen an even greater increase in the number of women candidates. The effect is even greater for Democratic women candidates, meaning that the existing gender gap in representation between the parties may continue to widen.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 15:04
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:17

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