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Women earn more and are more likely to have jobs when Democrats run the state legislature

Our research shows that the Democrats have delivered increases in economic gender equality. More precisely, our study shows that when Democrats control state legislatures, women’s income, wages and unemployment all improve substantially, relative to those of men.

Here’s how we did our research

To assess whether Democratic or Republican control of state legislatures affects gender inequality in the workplace, we tracked male and female wages, income, poverty and employment in each state annually for a little over three decades. We used data from the census’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey. We then looked to see if women were catching up to men faster when Democrats controlled the levers of state power then when Republicans did. Further, we employed two statistical techniques — regression discontinuity and difference-in-difference analysis — that allow us to isolate the effect of party control from other factors.

In the first analysis,

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Pavlich: What happened to Democrats supporting women?

The facade of the Democratic Party being the place for women is quickly collapsing as Judge Amy Coney Barrett prepares to become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice.

After her nomination at the White House over the weekend, it’s become clearer than ever Democrats are only interested in supporting certain kinds of ambitious and successful women. Or to put it more simply, women who support leftist polices and believe in legislating from the bench.

Given her extensive career as a Supreme Court clerk, Notre Dame Law professor, U.S. circuit judge and now Supreme Court nominee, Judge Barrett is a woman feminists should be praising. She’s a rare individual who does and has it all.

On top of a busy legal career, Barrett enjoys a happy, supportive marriage and cares for seven children, two of whom were adopted as children from Haiti.

“The president has asked me to become

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