THE IMPACT OF FEMALE CANDIDATES ON VOTER TURNOUT IN STATEWIDE ELECTIONS
THE IMPACT OF FEMALE CANDIDATES ON VOTER TURNOUT IN STATEWIDE ELECTIONSKim PeyserThesis Advisor: Peter Hinrichs, Ph.DABSTRACTThis study uses data from the Current Population Survey, a joint project of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census, to estimate the effect of female candidates on voter turnout in statewide elections. It finds a small, positive correlation between the presence of a female candidate on the ballot and voter turnout, but this is statistically insignificant in most specifications.
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