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Did Florida Experience the Year of the Woman

Title: Did Florida Experience the Year of the Woman.
Name(s): McMillin, Kimberlee, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2019-04-26
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this thesis, I set out to determine if Florida experienced the Year of the Woman. I compared the 2018 candidates for the Florida House of Representatives and their outcomes to 2014 and 2016 in an effort to determine if the 2016 Presidential Election affected the women who ran, the constituents who voted for them, and the women’s success. I created a database of the candidates and conducted interviews with various women’s training organizations to analyze the cultural context of the 2018 election. I found that while there was a large number of women running in 2018, the increase was not statistically significant. Democratic women candidates received smaller donations than their competitors and from more people. Democratic women also encountered more donations (but of similar sizes) when compared to the 2014 and 2016 elections. Women running in 2018 were not younger than in the two prior elections, nor did they experience more “success” (measured via vote share in the general and overall election status). These findings suggest that Florida women candidates did not enjoy the Year of the Woman as their did colleagues running for Congress in 2018.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1556286099_ef9c3742 (IID)
Keywords: Women, Florida, Legislature, Women in Politics
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Host Institution: FSU

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McMillin, K. (2019). Did Florida Experience the Year of the Woman. Retrieved from