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Are Women More Liberal than Men in the U. S. Congress?
Legislative Studies Quarterly
Vol. 10, No. 1 (Feb., 1985), pp. 125-134
Published by: Washington University
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/440119
Page Count: 10
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While researchers have been aware of a "gender gap" among the public, the existence of a gender gap among policy makers has been little explored. This analysis examines liberal voting patterns in the House of Representatives during four congresses for differences between voting of male and female members. Women do consistently vote in a more liberal direction than men, but the differences have decreased over time and are negligible among Northern Democrats. Several reasons for the changing voting patterns of women are discussed.
Legislative Studies Quarterly © 1985 Washington University