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Are We Progressing Toward Equal Representation for Women in the Minnesota Legislature? New Evidence Offers Mixed Results.

Kenney, Sally J., Kathryn Pearson, Debra Fitzpatrick, and Elizabeth Sharrow.

Women continue to be underrepresented in elected office at the national, state, and local levels, whether one compares their numbers with the population as a whole or to the qualified labor pool. Voter discrimination against women no longer explains women's underrepresentation in elected office; extensive research across multiple elections demonstrates that when women are candidates in congressional primaries, and run in general elections as challengers, incumbents, and open-seat contestants, they win at the same rate as men, when accounting for incumbency. No systematic analysis has determined whether these gender-neutral results hold in Minnesota's state legislative races. In this article, the authors report on a study that analyzed an original, comprehensive set of candidate-level data for Minnesota legislative campaigns since 1997 to determine whether gender affects electoral success in the state of Minnesota.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Supported in part through a grant from CURA's New Initiative program. Additional funding provided by the Women's Foundation of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota's Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship Program, the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs; and the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.
39 (3-4): 39-47.
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