General Information

Fact Sheets (PDFs)

States with Gender Balance Legislation (5/15/13)
Political Information and Resources
Firsts for Iowa Women in Politics


Reports and Research Publications (PDFs)

Gender Balance Legislation at the State and Local Level, by Wendy Jaquet

Going for Gender Balance in Iowa: Will it be Successful? by Rebecca J. Hannagan and Christopher W. Larimer

Make Way for Women: Gender Quotas in American Government Under Dominance Feminist Theory (2021), by Muriel Collins

Navigating the Path to Presence: Ideology, Politics, and the Campaign for Gender Balanced Boards and Commissions in Iowa (2019), by Ezra Temko

Pipeline or Pipedream: Gender Balance Legislation’s Effect on Women’s Presence in State Government (2021), by Shannon McQueen

Recruiting Gender Balanced Boards and Commissions: A Guide for Cities and Counties

Sex Differences, Personality, and Ideology: A Deeper Investigation Via Contexts in a Study of Local Politics, by Rebecca J. Hannagan, Christopher W. Larimer and Matthew V. Hibbing

Who Serves? Gender, Personality and their Impact on Decision-Making Groups in Local Politics, by Rebecca J. Hannagan, Christopher W. Larimer and Matthew V. Hibbing

Women and Elective Office in Iowa, by Dianne Bystrom

History of Gender Balance Brief

2014 Gender Balance Project Results Brief


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