Washington and Lee Politics Professor’s Paper Summarized in Harvard’s Gender Action Portal
Harvard University has selected to feature a paper written by Washington and Lee University Assistant Professor of Politics Zoila Ponce de León for inclusion in its Gender Action Portal (GAP).
Ponce de León’s paper titled “Women Want an Answer! Field Experiments on Elected Officials and Gender Bias” is summarized in the portal, which was created by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program. The program aims to equip leaders and change-makers with rigorous evidence-based strategies to advance women and gender equity.
GAP is utilized to provide empirical evidence on the impact of policies, strategies and organizational practices aimed at advancing gender equity. With an audience of over 500,000 users in the past six years, GAP serves as a resource for decision makers across sectors to translate research into action, taking successful interventions to scale.
“The selection process was highly rigorous, focusing on experiments in the field and the laboratory,” said Ponce de León. “The findings identified in my paper will appear alongside more than 150 others from leading academics whose work has been instrumental in our understanding of how to advance gender equity.”
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