Why Don’t Women Run?

Tucker, Kendall

Women hold fewer than 25% of all American elected offices despite being over 50% of the population. This paper explores this incongruity and explains why women feel that they must reach a higher threshold than men in order to run for office. Consequently, this work demonstrates that we should expect female candidates to be of higher quality than male candidates.


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On Our Terms: The Undergraduate Journal of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies

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January 31, 2014