Sex, race, and participation: An analysis of the 1980 and 1984 elections

Philip E. Secret, Susan Welch

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Abstract

Has the rate of electoral participation by women and blacks increased relative to that of white males over the past decade? This note updates an earlier work reporting comparative rates of participation of black and white males and females. This update indicates that the gender and racial gaps found in the 1960s and 1970s have almost disappeared in the 1980s. What differences remain between blacks and whites arelargely accounted for by class differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-67
Number of pages11
JournalWomen and Politics
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

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