Rachel Silbermann

Economic and Fiscal Policy Fellow, Connecticut Voices for Children

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About Rachel

Silbermann’s research and teaching focus on American politics, the politics of race, class, and gender, political psychology, and empirical methodology. She is broadly interested in why certain people and groups of people get involved in politics and others do not. She was a Policy Fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University in 2013-2014.

In the News

Rachel Silbermann quoted on bond lock provisions by Mary E. O'Leary, "Bond Lock Provisions in Connecticut Raises Questions, Concerns" New Haven Register, May 11, 2018.
Rachel Silbermann's research on child-care responsibilities and political ambition discussed by John Sides, "Are Family Responsibilities Keeping Women out of Politics," The Washington Post, January 26, 2015.


"Gender Roles, Work-Life Balance, and Running for Office" Quarterly Journal of Political Science 10, no. 2 (2015): 123-153.

Argues that work-life-balance concerns dissuade otherwise-interested women from running for public office.