Review Guide For Final Exam

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Review Guide For Final Exam - Anything that appeared in both lecture and the readings - The first female presidential candidate o Victoria Woodhull was the first female presidential candidate in 1872 - Gender voting gap o The differences between men and women voting. o Women are more democratic, men are more republican o Men are more likely to donate money o Women with more children are less likely to vote o More women vote then men o More women register to vote ever year o Women are: More are more likely to show up to vote As likely as men to work for a candidate or party, attend a political meeting, or wear a button/sticker/sign More likely to favor a more activist role for government More often opposed to U.S. military intervention in other countries Supportive of guarantee quality health care and meet basic human needs More supportive of restrictions on firearms More supportive of affirmative action and efforts to achieve racial equality More critical of business More pessimistic about the performance of the economy Less likely to say they have little confidence in Congress Less likely to believe the government wastes many of our tax dollars - Reasons why women’s incarceration rates increased more than men’s o Increase started in late 1980s with “war on drugs” o More women given prison time, longer sentences under mandatory sentencing laws o Women tend to have peripheral role in drug trafficking, less information to exchange for lighter sentences o Women used for organized crime activity because police are less suspicious of them - Segal’s model for predicting women’s involvement in military o The Segal model is when women will join the military o 1. Social Structure -Availability of men to participate (if numbers of men low, more women drawn into military) Labor force (if women participating in more non-traditional jobs, will also participate more in military) Economic opportunities (in good economic times, more women drawn to military as men find higher paying civilian jobs) Family responsibilities (more that women have disproportionate burden of caring for family, less likely they will join military)
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o 2. Culture Women’s involvement reflective of the larger society’s value of gender equality Greater emphasis a culture places are power, authoritarianism, hierarchy and conformity, the less likely women will participate in military 3. Purpose or function of armed forces The more aggressive or offensive (versus defensive) the armed forces is perceived to be, the more limited will be women’s participation The more the military views itself as elite warriors (versus citizen- soldiers), the less likely women will participate The more bureaucratic and hierarchical the organizational structure of the armed forces is, the less likely women will be to participate 4. Political context The greater the involvement of the military in civilian government, the
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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