Gender Effects on Job Satisfaction in the House of Representatives

  title={Gender Effects on Job Satisfaction in the House of Representatives},
  author={Rebekah Herrick},
  journal={Women \& Politics},
  pages={85 - 98}
  • R. Herrick
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Business
  • Women & Politics
Abstract This paper examines whether congresswomen and congressmen differ in their levels of job satisfaction, the levels of benefits they derive from working in the House, and the relationship between specific benefits and job satisfaction. By relying on a survey of former members of Congress, the paper finds only modest gender differences in the level of job satisfaction and members' perceptions of obtaining specific benefits from the job, but significant gender differences in the sources of… 
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