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Men, women, and the ballot : Gender imbalances and suffrage extensions in the United States

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Braun, Sebastian Till ; Kvasnicka, Michael:
Men, women, and the ballot : Gender imbalances and suffrage extensions in the United States.
In: Explorations in Economic History. Vol. 50 (2013) Issue 3 . - pp. 405-426.
ISSN 0014-4983
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2013.04.001

Abstract in another language

Women's suffrage led to one of the greatest enfranchisements in history. Voting rights, however, were not won by force or threats thereof, a fact leading political economy theories find hard to explain. Studying the timing of suffrage extensions in US states between 1869 and 1919, we find that a scarcity of women strongly promoted early transitions to women's suffrage. Such scarcity significantly reduced the political costs and risks for male grantors of the suffrage. It might also have made women's suffrage attractive as a means to attract more women.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics VII: Quantitative Economic History
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
900 History and geography > 970 History of North America
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 07:22
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2018 07:22
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/45031