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When Does Gender Matter?Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections$
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Kathleen Dolan

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199968275

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968275.001.0001

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Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Support for Women Candidates

Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Support for Women Candidates

(p.49) Chapter 3 Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Support for Women Candidates
When Does Gender Matter?

Kathleen Dolan

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyzes a series of attitudes about women in political life, examining voter baseline gender preferences, desire for more women in office, and thoughts about gender parity. It also explores the policy and trait stereotypes that voters hold about women and men. Finally, the chapter analyzes the link between attitudes and support for women candidates. The findings suggest that Americans generally hold positive attitudes toward women in political life. However, these supportive attitudes have little influence on the decision to vote for women candidates.

Keywords:   women candidates, policy stereotypes, trait stereotypes, gender parity, baseline gender preference

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