Research

Research 

Opening the Gates - Clearing the Way for More Women to Hold Political Office

CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS

This paper looks at the current state of women’s representation in elected office, what barriers to holding political office women face, and what can be done to make progress toward gender parity.

 

The Legislative Effectiveness of Women in Congress

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

“Consistent with women adopting legislative strategies of exerting high effort, consensus building, and issue specialization, we find conditions under which women are more effective lawmakers than their male counterparts.”

 

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