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About the Center for American Women and Politics

The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation.




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Teach a Girl to Lead
Making women's public
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next generation!
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The more things change...

CAWP made Not One of the Boys in 1984, highlighting women in politics.

Watch this documentary film, aired on Frontline, to see what's changed — and what hasn't.

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Higher Heights Report

New Report on
Black Women in US Politics

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A Closer Look

CAWP Research Briefs

A series of research briefs looking at data about American women as candidates, officeholders and voters. Read the latest:
The Gender Gap: Gender Differences in Vote Choice and Political Orientations

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More Women Can Run

More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to the State Legislatures

CAWP senior scholars Susan Carroll and Kira Sanbonmatsu's book and talk available here.

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Gender and Elections

Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics, co-edited by CAWP senior scholar Susan Carroll.

                                Third edition now available.
             Details here.

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New Report: Money in Politics with a Gender Lens

CAWP partnered with the National Council for Research on Women and the Center for Responsive Politics to investigate gender dynamics in campaign finance in the new fiscal environment created by the Citizens United decision.

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NEW Leadership Alumnae Profiles
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About New Jersey

Facts and resources about women and New Jersey politics.

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