Follow the Money: Gender, Incumbency, and Campaign Funding in Chile

  title={Follow the Money: Gender, Incumbency, and Campaign Funding in Chile},
  author={Jennifer M. Piscopo and Magda Hinojosa and Gwynn Thomas and Peter M. Siavelis},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={222 - 253}
We examine women’s access to campaign resources using data from all 960 candidates competing in Chile’s 2017 legislative elections. Even when controlling for district characteristics, women candidates receive less money in party transfers, bank loans, and donations; place fewer personal funds in their campaigns; and have fewer resources overall. However, previous experience and incumbency narrow the gap. When women are newcomers, gender serves as an important cue about candidate quality and… 

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