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Title: Gender and voter appeal in Irish elections, 1948-1997
Author: O'Kelly, Michael
Keywords: Psephology
Gender
Ireland
Elections
Quantitative methods
Voting
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Economic & Social Research Institute
Citation: O'Kelly, Michael. 'Gender and voter appeal in Irish elections, 1948-1997'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 31, No. 3, July, 2000, pp. 249-265, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Abstract: In general elections in the Republic of Ireland 1948-1997, female candidates have received on average a lower proportion of first-preference votes than males. This disparity between male and female candidates is worsening over time. Female candidates have less electoral campaign experience than male candidates, and this helps to explain the gender gap. The declining importance of the “widow’s (or daughter’s) seat” may contribute to the worsening of the gap. When these and other variables are taken into account, a residual voter bias against female candidates is statistically significant only among supporters of Fianna Fáil; PD supporters actually favour female candidates.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/60179
ISSN: 00129984
Appears in Collections:Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969-
The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 31, No. 3, July, 2000

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