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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.

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‘Close the Gap’ Tours California to Stop the Slide

BY IN women eNews On 16-03-2014

Yes, it does matter if women are in state legislatures. A growing stack of research shows how elected women support the social infrastructure in ways that benefit everyone.

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‘Close the Gap’ Tours California to Stop the Slide


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