Gender Differences in Politician Persistence

@article{Wasserman2018GenderDI,
  title={Gender Differences in Politician Persistence},
  author={Melanie R. Wasserman},
  journal={Women},
  year={2018}
}
Why are women underrepresented in politics? This paper documents gender differences in the career paths of novice politicians by studying the persistence of candidates after they win or lose elections. I track the political trajectories of over 11,000 candidates in local California elections and use a regression discontinuity approach. Losing an election causes 50 percent more attrition among female than male candidates: an electoral loss causes men to be 16 percentage points less likely to run… 
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