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Gendered Vulnerability: How Women Work Harder to Stay in Office

Gendered Vulnerability: How Women Work Harder to Stay in Office

by Jeffrey Lazarus, Amy Steigerwalt

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Overview

Gendered Vulnerability examines the factors that make women politicians more electorally vulnerable than their male counterparts. These factors combine to convince women that they must work harder to win elections—a phenomenon that Jeffrey Lazarus and Amy Steigerwalt term “gendered vulnerability.” Since women feel constant pressure to make sure they can win reelection, they devote more of their time and energy to winning their constituents’ favor. Lazarus and Steigerwalt examine different facets of legislative behavior, finding that female members do a better job of representing their constituents than male members.



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ISBN-13: 9780472130719
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 03/02/2018
Series: Legislative Politics And Policy Making Series
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Lazarus is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University.
Amy Steigerwalt is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Introduction 1

2 "Coya Come Home": Gendered Vulnerability and Women in Office 19

3 A Constituent Way of Life? Gender and Constituency Services 62

4 Bringing Home the Bacon Is a Woman's Job: Gender and Pork Barrel Spending 86

5 Legislating, Position Taking, and Gendered Vulnerability 111

6 Representing Everyone: How Gender Influences Policy Responsiveness 142

7 Conclusion: "Nevertheless She Persisted": The Story of Women in Elected Office 172

Appendix 187

Notes 195

References 201

Index 223

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