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dc.contributor.authorBraun, Sebastianen_US
dc.contributor.authorKvasnicka, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-23T15:15:23Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-23T15:15:23Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25332-
dc.description.abstractWoman suffrage led to the greatest enfranchisement in the history of the United States. Before World War I, however, suffrage states remained almost exclusively confined to the American West. The reasons for this pioneering role of the West are still unclear. Studying the timing of woman suffrage adoption at state level, we find that states in which women were scarce (the West) enfranchised their women much earlier than states in which the sex ratio was more balanced (the rest of the country). High sex ratios in the West, that is high ratios of grantors to grantees, reduced the political costs and risks to male electorates and legislators of extending the franchise. They are also likely to have enhanced female bargaining power and may have made woman suffrage more attractive in the eyes of western legislators that sought to attract more women to their states. Our finding of a reduced-form inverse relationship between the relative size of a group and its success in securing the ballot may be of use also for the study of other franchise extensions and for inquieries into the dynamics of political power sharing more generally.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSFB 649, Economic Risk Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSFB 649 discussion paper 2009,016en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelK10en_US
dc.subject.jelN41en_US
dc.subject.jelN42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWoman suffrageen_US
dc.subject.keyworddemocratizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsex ratioen_US
dc.subject.stwWahlrechten_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenen_US
dc.subject.stwDemokratisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleMen, women, and the ballot woman suffrage in the United Statesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn594153123en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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