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Published: 01 September 2014

264 Pages | 6 b/w line

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199968275

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When Does Gender Matter?

Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections

Kathleen Dolan

  • Previous studies on stereotypes and voter choice have been based on surveys about fictional candidates; this study is based on a national survey of adults evaluating actual candidates in their races for Congress and governor
  • First study to measure gender stereotypes against voter decisions in real elections
  • Proves that partisan concerns consistently outweigh gender stereotypes in voter decisions

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