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What role do women play in Illinois government?

Caitlin WilsonReboot Illinois

Jul 25, 2014

A  2011 study from the University of Chicago in the American Journal of Political Science found that women may be more effective lawmakers than men. It found that female U.S. representatives are better at bringing money back to their home districts than their male counterparts. As noted in the Daily Beast:

Between 1984 and 2004, women won their home districts an average of $49 million more per year than their male counterparts (a finding that held regardless of party, geography, committee position, tenure in office, or margin of…

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