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Traits versus Issues: How Female Candidates Shape Coverage of Senate and Gubernatorial Races | Academic Article individual record
abstract

As female candidates may face greater challenges in establishing their \"qualifications\" for office, coverage of their personal traits may be pernicious, because it tends to de-emphasize substantive qualifications. This study focuses on relative amounts of trait and issue coverage of contests with and without women candidates. We find that races with female candidates yield more coverage of traits than male versus male contests and races with female candidates are less likely to generate issue coverage than trait coverage. Candidate gender and office interact; female gubernatorial candidates are most likely to garner trait coverage and least likely to engender issue coverage. © 2013 University of Utah.

author list (cited authors)
Dunaway, J., Lawrence, R. G., Rose, M., & Weber, C. R.
publication date
2013
publisher
published in
keywords
  • Women And Politics
  • Political Communication
altmetric score

60.95

citation count

32