Center for Effective Lawmaking

Watch: Women in Legislature

Watch: Women in Legislature (A Community Conversation)

On May 1, the Center for Effective Lawmaking, along with Batten Women in Policy, hosted a discussion about the role and importance of women in legislatures.

The CEL has ground-breaking research finding that congresswomen tend to build coalitions more regularly than their male counterparts. This results in minority-party women being some of the highest scoring legislators when it comes to effectiveness. But, this principle does not apply equally to all congresswoman, nor for their proposals in some important policy areas.

Watch the recording as Professor Craig Volden presents what studies have shown and answers any questions about the implications of his findings.

To read the paper, visit our Publications page.

To download a fact sheet regarding women in legislature and our findings, click here.

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