It is impossible to deny the substantial progress women have recently made in government and politics. Over the course of the last 30 years alone, the number of women in Congress has more than tripled. . .
Jennifer Lawless Explains, "Why SPA?"
Do Traditional Gender Roles Affect Women's Political Ambition?
In her first article post at the Brookings Institution, Jen addresses the question of whether family roles and responsibilities affect a potential candidate's political career.
Uncovering the origins of the gender gap in political ambition
A preview of Jen and Richard Fox's upcoming American Political Science Review article.
Spoiler alert: The gender gap in political ambition is just as big among college students as adult potential candidates. But it's almost non-existent among high school students.
Women Are Underrepresented In Politics, But It's Not For The Reason You Think
The Huffington Post cites Jen's Brookings article on how family roles actually do not impede women's political ambition.