Addressing the Gender Gap: The Effect of Compulsory Voting on Women’s Electoral Engagement

@article{Crdova2017AddressingTG,
  title={Addressing the Gender Gap: The Effect of Compulsory Voting on Women’s Electoral Engagement},
  author={Abby C{\'o}rdova and Gabriela Rangel},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={50},
  pages={264 - 290}
}
In light of gender disparities in political involvement, extant research has examined mechanisms for incorporating ordinary women into politics. We complement this literature by exploring the effect of an overlooked institution theorized to promote political equality by maximizing voter turnout: compulsory voting. We theorize that in enforced compulsory voting systems, women are more likely to receive and seek information about electoral choices than their counterparts in voluntary voting… 

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