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Bias at the Ballot Box? Testing Whether Candidates' Gender Affects Their Vote

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  • Amy King
  • Andrew Leigh

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This study examines whether women's electoral fortunes in Australia have improved in line with changing social norms over the past century. We use new strategies to explore whether female candidates face discrimination by the voting public, or by political parties' preselection systems. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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Article provided by Southwestern Social Science Association in its journal Social Science Quarterly.

Volume (Year): 91 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 324-343

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Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:2:p:324-343

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  1. Jeffrey Milyo & Samanth Schosberg, 1998. "Gender Bias and Selection Bias in House Elections," Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University, Department of Economics, Tufts University 9809, Department of Economics, Tufts University.
  2. Andrew Leigh, 2005. "Economic Voting And Electoral Behavior: How Do Individual, Local, And National Factors Affect The Partisan Choice?," Economics and Politics, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 17, pages 265-296, 07.
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