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Gender politics: The political salience of marriage

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  • Lena Edlund

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    (Columbia University - Department of Economics)

  • Rohini Pande

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    (Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government)

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The last three decades have witnessed the rise of a political gender gap in the United States wherein more women than men favor the Democratic party. We trace this development to the decline in marriage, which we posit has made men richer and women poorer. Data for the United States support this argument. First, there is a strong positive correlation between state divorce prevalence and the political gender gap ¨C higher divorce prevalence reduces support for the Democrats among men but not women. Second, longitudinal data show that following marriage (divorce), women are less (more) likely to support the Democratic party.

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Paper provided by Columbia University, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 0102-56.

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Length: 68 pages
Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:clu:wpaper:0102-56

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  1. Audinga Baltrunaite & Piera Bello & Alessandra Casarico & Paola Profeta, 2012. "Gender Quotas and the Quality of Politicians," CESifo Working Paper Series 3734, CESifo Group Munich.

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