Why Women Don't Run

  title={Why Women Don't Run},
  author={Laurel Elder},
  journal={Women \& Politics},
  pages={27 - 56}
  • Laurel Elder
  • Published 21 September 2004
  • Sociology
  • Women & Politics
Abstract Women are dramatically underrepresented in all of America's elective political institutions. Previous research has demonstrated that once women choose to become candidates they not only receive equal levels of party and financial support, but are just as likely as equally situated men to win. The primary reason for women's underrepresentation is that women are significantly less likely to choose to run than men. Using survey data from four different age cohorts in a central New York… 

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