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Joanne Connor Green

Professor of Political Science, Texas Christian University

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Green studies the role of gender in American politics. She and her colleagues are examining how the presence of women and non-Caucasian representatives in state legislatures affect public policies, specifically pertaining to elders and children. Green is also interested in promoting civic engagement, regularly speaking to community groups regarding campaigns and elections as well as gender in American politics.



"Do Women Legislators Have a Positive Effect on the Supportiveness of States toward Older Citizens?" (with Charles Lockhart and Jean Giles-Sims). Journal of Women, Politics and Policy 33, no. 1 (2012): 38-64.
Shows how increasing women’s legislative presence is likely to better enable states to meet the needs of growing numbers of ever more aged citizens.
"Countervailing Influences of Black and Women Legislators on State Age Friendliness" (with Jean Giles-Sims and Charles Lockhart). Research in the Sociology of Health Care 31 (2012): 235-259.
Finds that, controlling for the most prominent alternative factors generally shaping state orientations and policies, women legislators are selectively supportive of dimensions of state elderly friendliness, but African-American legislators do not share this support.