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Gender gap in campaign contributions

The Scranton Times Tribune reports:

"Our research shows women on average vote more than men, but men traditionally make up most of the campaign contribution pool because they have more monetary resources," said Ms. Germano, 22, who was guided by Alexandra Cooper, assistant professor of government and law at the college.

"We found that if men and women are granted equal monetary resources to contribute to campaigns, women are more risk averse in their contribution strategies while men display more risk acceptance," Ms. Germano said. "This means women are less likely to contribute because of the risk of losing money on an unsuccessful campaign."