The Impact of Gender Stereotyped Evaluations on Support for Women Candidates

  title={The Impact of Gender Stereotyped Evaluations on Support for Women Candidates},
  author={Kathleen Dolan},
  journal={Political Behavior},
In 2009, women are still dramatically underrepresented in elected office in the United States. Though the reasons for this are complex, public attitudes toward this situation are no doubt of importance. While a number of scholars have demonstrated that women candidates do not suffer at the ballot box because of their sex, we should not assume that this means that voter attitudes about gender are irrelevant to politics. Indeed, individual attitudes towards women’s representation in government… 

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