Resource Wealth and Women’s Economic and Political Power in the U.S. States

  title={Resource Wealth and Women’s Economic and Political Power in the U.S. States},
  author={Joel W. Simmons},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={115 - 152}
  • Joel W. Simmons
  • Published 1 January 2016
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Comparative Political Studies
Ross argues that oil wealth reduces women’s economic and political power, but critics maintain that accounting for a community’s attitudes toward gender equality makes the gendered resource curse disappear. This article disentangles the two perspectives by studying the effects of resource wealth on women’s economic and political status in the U.S. states, where resource wealth varies significantly while cultural differences are comparatively small. Data between 1997 and 2012 reveal evidence of… 

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