Do women make better political representatives than men?
Women are poised to make great gains in political representation in the US. But does the gender of the person who represents you in Congress really matter? Yes, says new research.
Jeffrey Lazarus is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. His research focuses on Congress members’ strategic behavior both as candidates and as legislators. His published research examines legislative term limits, politicians’ decisions to enter races for office; congressional conference committees, the bills members write and pork barrel spending.