Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Preprints, Working Papers, ...

Gender differences in re-contesting decisions: New evidence from French municipal elections

Abstract : This paper studies differences across genders in the re-contesting decisions of politicians following electoral wins or defeats. Using close races in mixed-gender French local elections, we show that women are less likely to persist in competition when they lose compared to male runners-up, but are equally or more prone than male winners to re-contest when they win. Differences in observable characteristics or in the expected electoral returns of running again cannot fully account for these gender gaps in persistence. In contrast, the heterogeneity of the results across political ideology, age, experience and occupation suggests that behavioural explanations are at play. Additionally, we provide evidence that a woman's victory encourages former female challengers to re-contest but does not trigger the entry of new female candidates.
Document type :
Preprints, Working Papers, ...
Complete list of metadata

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-03349740
Contributor : Elisabeth Lhuillier Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Monday, September 20, 2021 - 4:56:15 PM
Last modification on : Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:50:36 PM

File

WP 2021 - Nr 39.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : halshs-03349740, version 1

Collections

Citation

Julieta Peveri, Marc Sangnier. Gender differences in re-contesting decisions: New evidence from French municipal elections. 2021. ⟨halshs-03349740⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

40

Files downloads

40