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Women in State Government: Historical Overview and Current Trends

by Susan J. Carroll 
Chapter in The Book of the States, edited by The Council of State Governments, 2004

Women have significantly increased their numbers among state government officials over the past several decades. However, despite a recent increase in the number of women governors, women’s progress, especially at the statewide elective and state legislative levels, has slowed. The future for women in state government would seem to depend, at least in part, upon the strength of efforts to actively recruit women for elective and appointive positions.

Article
Research
CAWP Scholar
Candidate Recruitment
Impact of Women Public Officials
Women Political Appointees
Statewide Executive
State Legislature

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.

Book
Research
CAWP Scholar
Impact of Women Public Officials
Congress
Statewide Executive
State Legislature
Local

Women, Black, and Hispanic State Elected Leaders: The 1990 Symposium on the State of the States

Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
Center for Public Service, University of Virginia
1991, 106 pages

In December 1990, more than sixty statewide officials, state legislators, other practitioners and scholars gathered for the fourth annual State of the States symposium. The symposium focused on the problems and possibilities that exist for women, Black and Hispanic elected officials. Issues discussed included campaigning and elections, changing political institutions, shaping state policy, and achieving leadership positions. Workshop summaries and participating scholars' papers are included in the report. 

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Research
CAWP Scholar
Candidates and Campaigns
Impact of Women Public Officials
Women of Color in Politics
Statewide Executive
State Legislature

Women Appointed to State Government: A Comparison with All State Appointees

by Susan J. Carroll and Barbara Geiger-Parker 
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
1983, 119 pages

This study examines appointed state cabinet-level officials. Based on data collected through telephone surveys, it compares the first-ever national profile of women in state cabinets to a profile of a sample of all appointees.

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Research
CAWP Scholar
Women Political Appointees
Statewide Executive

Profile of Women Holding Office II

by Marilyn Johnson and Susan Carroll with Kathy Stanwick and Lynn Korenblit
Center for American Women and Politics, 1978, 71 pages

CAWP produced the first-ever directories of U.S. elected women, who were surveyed in 1975 and 1977. The directories included names, addresses and background data. Each directory included a statistical essay, also published as stand-alone documents, examining the numbers, personal characteristics, political backgrounds, issue orientations, and ambitions of women in federal, state, county, and local government as reported in the surveys. 

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CAWP Scholar
Research
Congress
Statewide Executive
State Legislature
Local

Profile of Women Holding Office I

by Marilyn Johnson and Kathy Stanwick
Center for American Women and Politics, 1976, 37 pages
 

CAWP produced the first-ever directories of U.S. elected women, who were surveyed in 1975 and 1977. The directories included names, addresses and background data. Each directory included a statistical essay, also published as stand-alone documents, examining the numbers, personal characteristics, political backgrounds, issue orientations, and ambitions of women in federal, state, county, and local government as reported in the surveys. 

Report
CAWP Scholar
Research
Congress
Statewide Executive
State Legislature
Local

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