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We Make More Effective Congresspeople (When We Manage to Get Elected)

Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.

Catherine Alexander

BY IN Emerge America On 06-01-2016

Catherine Alexander Alumna Class of 2015 Emerge Vermont 0 Catherine Alexander is an eighth generation Vermonter from Derby. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Vermont, where she double majored in Political Science and English. Catherine successfully defended her senior thesis exploring paid family leave polices, and graduated with honors as a UVM Honor’s College Scholar

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