But no word on how much more often they are referred to as “bitchy”

26 Jan

A new study from the University of Chicago concludes that women in Congress out-perform male members.

Women in Congress deliver more federal projects to their home districts than men do, even when controlling for such factors as party affiliation and ideology, Christopher Berry, a professor in the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, says.

Congresswomen also sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than congressmen, the study found.

The study suggests the finding is a byproduct of voter discrimination against female candidates.

When women confront such bias, only the most talented, politically ambitious females will attempt to run for office, and voters will tend to elect the most highly capable women, the researchers say.

 


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