Women's Underrepresentation in the U.S. Congress

  title={Women's Underrepresentation in the U.S. Congress},
  author={Kira Sanbonmatsu},
Women's elective office-holding stands at an all-time high in the United States. Yet women are far from parity. This underrepresentation is surprising given that more women than men vote. Gender–as a feature of both society and politics–has always worked alongside race to determine which groups possess the formal and informal resources and opportunities critical for winning elective office. But how gender connects to office-holding is not fixed; instead, women's access to office has been shaped… 
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