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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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The Role of Stereotypes in Vote Choice Decisions

The Role of Stereotypes in Vote Choice Decisions

(p.123) Chapter 5 The Role of Stereotypes in Vote Choice Decisions
When Does Gender Matter?

Kathleen Dolan

Oxford University Press

Chapter 5 investigates the impact of gender stereotypes on vote choice decisions in congressional and governor elections. The analysis compares the impact of stereotypes and candidate evaluations alongside political influences such as party, incumbency, and campaign spending. Voting for Democratic and Republican women candidates is considered separately and is compared with races with only male candidates. Voters do not rely on gender stereotypes when deciding for whom they will vote. Vote choice decisions in single-sex and mixed-sex races are similar.

Keywords:   gender stereotypes, vote choice, candidate evaluations, male candidates, women candidates

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