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SACCHET, Teresa and SPECK, Bruno Wilhelm. Financiamento eleitoral, representação política e gênero: uma análise das eleições de 2006. Opin. Publica [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 177-197. ISSN 0104-6276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-62762012000100009.
This article compares campaign revenue of female and male candidates to the positions of Federal and State Deputies in the elections of 2006, in Brazil. Based on analysis of disaggregated statistical data by sex, provided by the Superior Electoral Tribunal, it was considered if women and men raise different amounts of campaign revenue, and the extent to which this might constitute an explaining factor for women's low electoral performance. Data provide evidence that women have campaign revenues significantly smaller than men and that given the existing high correlation between campaign finance and electoral success, this may constitute a central element in explaining their low performance in elections.
Keywords : electoral financing; electoral success; women; gender; elections.