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This booklet concentrates at the gender hole in voting--the distinction within the percentage of ladies and males balloting for a similar candidate. glaring in each presidential election on account that 1980, this polling phenomenon reached a excessive of eleven percent issues within the 1996 election. The participants speak about the background, complexity, and methods of interpreting the gender hole; the gender hole with regards to partisanship; motherhood, ethnicity, and the effect of parental prestige at the gender hole; and the gender hole in races concerning girl applicants. Voting the Gender Gap analyzes developments in balloting whereas probing how women's political empowerment and gender impact American politics and the electoral process.

Contributors are Susan J. Carroll, Erin Cassese, Cal Clark, Janet M. Clark, M. Margaret Conway, Kathleen A. Dolan, Laurel Elder, Kathleen A. Frankovic, Steven Greene, Leonie Huddy, Mary-Kate Lizotte, Barbara Norrander, Margie Omero, and Lois Duke Whitaker.

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