(How) Do Voters Discriminate Against Women Candidates? Experimental and Qualitative Evidence From Malawi

  title={(How) Do Voters Discriminate Against Women Candidates? Experimental and Qualitative Evidence From Malawi},
  author={Amanda Clayton and Amanda Lea Robinson and Martha C. Johnson and Ragnhild L. Muriaas},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={601 - 630}
How do voters evaluate women candidates in places where traditional gender norms are strong? We conduct a survey experiment in Malawi to assess both whether citizens discriminate against women candidates and how other salient candidate characteristics—political experience, family status, policy focus, and gendered kinship practices—interact with candidate gender to affect citizen support. Contrary to our expectations, we find citizens prefer women candidates ceteris paribus, and women and men… 

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