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In Europe, women politicians were even more likely to respond to female constituents who asked for help. Ponomariova_Maria via Getty

Women politicians more likely to reply to people who reach out in need, study shows

Researchers posed as constituents and emailed 3,685 legislators in 11 countries in Europe and Latin America to ask for help. Responsiveness varied by gender by up to 13 percentage points.
In this January 2019 photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser kisses her daughter after being sworn in. Will the coronavirus stop women’s careers from advancing or lead to societal changes that will make advancement easier? (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

The coronavirus could either help or hinder women’s candidacies

Whatever the eventual impact on women's candidacies post-pandemic, COVID-19 has the potential to shock the system, upending or reinforcing existing gender imbalances in political power.

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