State by state listing and ranking of numbers and percentages of women in state legislative office.
State by state listing of numbers and percentages of women elected to state legislatures for 1975 through 2014.
Year-by-Year Candidates and Election Results (1996-2016)
"Political Parties and the Recruitment of Women to State Legislatures"
by Kira Sanbonmatsu
Journal of Politics 2002, Volume 64 (August)
This article analyzes the role of political parties in shaping women's representation across the U.S. states.
The Impact of Women in Public Office
Edited by Susan J. Carroll
Indiana University Press, 2001, 256 pages
The studies in this book examine the impact of women public officials serving in various offices and locales at local, state, and national levels. Order from Amazon and a percentage of the sale goes to CAWP.
Women State Legislators: Past, Present, and Future
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2001, 14 pages
In 2001, CAWP surveyed female and male state legislators and compared the new data with prior CAWP research findings. The initial brief research reports include descriptions of women legislators today and comparisons with their male colleagues as well as with their 1988 counterparts.
Unrealized Opportunity? Term Limits and the Representation of Women in State Legislatures
by Susan J. Carroll and Krista Jenkins
Women & Politics 23:4 : 1-30
A general overview on the effect of term limits on the numbers of women in elective office.
The Impact of Term Limits on Women
by Susan J. Carroll
Spectrum: The Journal of State Government, 2001, 3 pages
This article finds that "contrary to the expectation of term-limit advocates and many scholars, the number of women serving in term-limited statehouse seats actually decreased following the 1998 and 2000 elections."
Equality Deferred: Women Candidates for the New Jersey Assembly 1920-1993
by Richard P. and Katheryne McCormick
Center for American Women and Politics, 1994, 49 pages
This report explores the history of women's candidacies for the New Jersey Assembly and analyzes some of the reasons for the status of women as office-seekers in the state.
Women State Legislators, Women's Organizations, and the Representation of Women's Culture in the United States
by Susan J. Carroll
Book chapter in Women Transforming Politics: Worldwide Strategies for Empowerment, edited by Jill M. Bystydzienski (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991)
Reshaping the Agenda: Women in State Legislatures
by Debra L. Dodson and Susan J. Carroll
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991, 122 pages
This report examines gender differences among state legislators in their policy views, actions, and perspectives on the legislative process.
Gender and Policymaking: Studies of Women in Office
Ed. Debra L. Dodson
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991, 133 pages
This collection of essays investigates the impact of elected and appointed women officeholders at the local, state, and national levels.
The Impact of Women in Public Office: An Overview
by Debra L. Dodson, Susan J. Carroll, and Ruth B. Mandel
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1991, 32 pages
This report highlights and summarizes selected findings from CAWP's study of women state legislators and from the eleven CAWP-sponsored studies of women officeholders' impact conducted by individual scholars.