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2006

African American women legislators

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Race And Gender Matter: Refining Models Of Legislative Policy Making In State Legislatures, Byron D. Orey, Wendy Smooth, Kimberly S. Adams, Kisha Harris-Clark Aug 2006

Race And Gender Matter: Refining Models Of Legislative Policy Making In State Legislatures, Byron D. Orey, Wendy Smooth, Kimberly S. Adams, Kisha Harris-Clark

Faculty Publications: Political Science

In this article, we explore the degree to which African American state legislators have been able to translate election to office into substantive representation. We are particularly interested in the impact of race and gender on the likelihood of legislative bill submission and passage. While previous studies have focused on inter-group representation, our analysis examines intra-group representation by disaggregating race, gender, and party identification. By doing so, we are able to capture the intra-group variation between various groups such as black Democratic men and black Democratic women and white Democratic women and white Republican women. Using the case of Mississippi ...