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The Gender and Multicultural Leadership Project: The Future of Governance, United States, 2006-2007

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data, survey data
Creator
  • Sierra, Christine Marie
  • Hardy-Fanta, Carol
  • Pinderhughes, Dianne M. (Dianne Marie)
  • Lien, Pei-te
Other Title
  • GMCL (Alternative Title)
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2018-10-04
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • Ford Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
census data; cultural identity; demography; discrimination; ethnic identity; gender; government; legislators; minorities; opinions; policy; political attitudes; political participation; politics; race
Description
  • Abstract

    The Gender and Multicultural Leadership Project (GMCL) is a national study of America's political leadership in the 21st century, with a focus on race, ethnicity, and gender. The project specifically addresses African American, Latina/o, Native American, and Asian American elected officials in U.S. politics. The 2000 U.S. Census points to a need to understand the role of gender and race/ethnicity in today's elected leaders and how this increasingly diversified leadership is becoming incorporated into the governing structures of a nation projected to be "majority-minority" within the next fifty years. Key components of the GMCL Project include a national database of more than 10,000 elected officials of color, by race and gender; an annotated bibliography and analytical framework on the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity, class; and an interactive project website.
  • Abstract

    The Gender and Multicultural Leadership Project goals include: (1) to provide baseline data on multicultural leadership in the 21st century, (2) provide comparisons within/across groups by race/ethnicity and gender, (3) identify prospects for coalition and/or competition, (4) examine empirically the category of "women of color", and (5) expand scholarship, especially in the area of intersectionality and political representation. Key components of the GMCL Project include a national database of more than 10,000 elected officials of color, by race and gender; an annotated bibliography and analytical framework on the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity, class; and an interactive project website.
  • Methods

    The GMCL research team constructed a national database of 10,000 elected officials of color at the federal, state, and local levels. The first step was to consult the most current directories provided by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials), and the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Asian American Studies Center. American Indian elected officials at the level of state legislature and one congressional seat identified from the National Conference of State Legislators and other sources were also added. The second step was to verify the directory information for accuracy, recode the information to make it consistent across groups, to link contextual (e.g., demographic) data from the U.S. Census and other sources. The database includes, for the most part, officials who were in office in 2006. Once the database was complete, it was used to conduct the Survey of Elected Officials of Color.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The telephone interview response rate was 72 percent.
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Public-Use Version
    • DS2: Restricted-Use Version
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2006--2007
  • 2006 / 2007
  • Collection date: 2006-06-05--2007-12-16
  • 2006-06-05 / 2007-12-16
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Non-white elected officials holding positions at the state and local levels of government.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
Note
2019-01-03 Additional variables were added to the data and certain variables are no longer masked in the restricted-release. Funding institution(s): Ford Foundation.
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36826 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36826.v1
Publications
  • Swain, Katie E.O., Lien, Pei-te. Structural and contextual factors regarding the accessibility of elective office for women of color at the local level. Journal of Women, Politics and Policy.38, (2), 128-150.2017.
    • ID: 10.1080/1554477X.2016.1198653 (DOI)
  • Hardy-Fanta, Carol, Lien, Pei-te, Pinderhughes, Dianne, Sierra, Christine. Contested Transformations: Race, Gender and Political Leadership in Twenty-First Century America. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 2016.
  • Lien, Pei-te. Reassessing descriptive representation by women and men of color: New evidence at the subnational level. Urban Affairs Review.51, (2), 239-262.2014.
    • ID: 10.1177/1078087414529124 (DOI)
  • Lien, Pei-te, Swain, Katie E.O.. Local executive leaders: At the intersection of race and gender. Women and Executive Office: Pathways and Performance.Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers. 2013.
  • Lien, Pei-te, Pinderhughes, Dianne M., Hardy-Fanta, Carol, Sierra, Christine M.. The Voting Rights Act and the election of nonwhite officials. PS, Political Science and Politics.40, (3), 489-494.2007.
    • ID: 10.1017/S1049096507070746 (DOI)
  • Hardy-Fanta, Carol, Lien, Pei-te, Pinderhughes, Dianne M., Sierra, Christine M.. Gender, race, and descriptive representation in the United States: Findings from the Gender and Multicultural Leadership Project. Journal of Women, Politics and Policy.28, (3-4), 7-41.2006.
    • ID: 10.1300/J501v28n03_02 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-01-03 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-01-03

Sierra, Christine Marie; Hardy-Fanta, Carol; Pinderhughes, Dianne M. (Dianne Marie); Lien, Pei-te (2018): The Gender and Multicultural Leadership Project: The Future of Governance, United States, 2006-2007. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36826.v2