OpenSIUC Working Papers Political Networks Paper Archive Winter 2012 Gender , Social Networks , and Voting Behavior


This paper examines how interpersonal social networks help explain the voting behavior of men and women. We argue that the gender gap in voting is influenced by the partisan and gender composition of networks, rather than just the latter. Building on this foundation, we explain how gendering in network construction and impact helps create a cleavage between… (More)

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