Voting the Gender Gap

ISBN-10: 0252075250
ISBN-13: 9780252075254
Edition: 2008
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Description: This book concentrates on the gender gap in voting--the difference in the proportion of women and men voting for the same candidate. Evident in every presidential election since 1980, this polling phenomenon reached a high of 11 percentage points in  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 3/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

This book concentrates on the gender gap in voting--the difference in the proportion of women and men voting for the same candidate. Evident in every presidential election since 1980, this polling phenomenon reached a high of 11 percentage points in the 1996 election. The contributors discuss the history, complexity, and ways of analyzing the gender gap; the gender gap in relation to partisanship; motherhood, ethnicity, and the impact of parental status on the gender gap; and the gender gap in races involving female candidates.Voting the Gender Gapanalyzes trends in voting while probing how women's political empowerment and gender affect American politics and the electoral process. Contributors are Susan J. Carroll, Erin Cassese, Cal Clark, Janet M. Clark, M. Margaret Conway, Kathleen A. Dolan, Laurel Elder, Kathleen A. Frankovic, Steven Greene, Leonie Huddy, Mary-Kate Lizotte, Barbara Norrander, Margie Omero, and Lois Duke Whitaker.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The History of the Gender Gaps
Women and the Polls: Questions, Answers, Images
The Reemergence of the Gender Gap in 2004
Security Moms and Presidential Politics: Women Voters in the 2004 Election
Women Voters, Women Candidates: Is There a Gender Gap in Support for Women Candidates?
Using Exit Polls to Explore the Gender Gap in Campaigns for Senate and Governor
Parenthood and the Gender Gap
Sources of Political Unity and Disunity among Women: Placing the Gender Gap in Perspective
The Gender Gap: A Comparison across Racial and Ethnic Groups
Conclusion: When Women Vote, Are Women Empowered?
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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