See Jane Run: Women Politicians as Role Models for Adolescents

  title={See Jane Run: Women Politicians as Role Models for Adolescents},
  author={David E. Campbell and Christina Wolbrecht},
Does the presence of female political role models inspire interest in political activism among young women? We find that over time, the more that women politicians are made visible by national news coverage, the more likely adolescent girls are to indicate an intention to be politically active. Similarly, in cross-sectional analysis, we find that where female candidates are visible due to viable campaigns for high-profile offices girls report increased anticipated political involvement… CONTINUE READING
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