The Consequences of Gender Stereotypes for Women Candidates at Different Levels and Types of Office

  title={The Consequences of Gender Stereotypes for Women Candidates at Different Levels and Types of Office},
  author={Leonie Huddy and Nayda Terkildsen},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={503 - 525}
Despite the recent electoral success of female candiates in local, state, and national elections, we find that voters' gender stereotypes have potentially negative implications for women candidates, especially when running for national office. We test the political impact of stereotypes by examining the relative importance of typical "male" and "female" personality traits and areas of issue competence for "good" politicians and a hypothetical candidate at different types and levels of office… Expand
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