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Title

The gender gap in political interest revisited

AuthorsFerrín, Mónica; Fraile Maldonado, Marta ; García Albacete, Gema
KeywordsPolitical interest
Gender gap
Survey measurement
Political socialization
Issue Date2019
PublisherSage Publications
CitationInternational Political Science Review 41(4): 473-489 (2020)
AbstractTo what extent does conventional survey measurement capture the political interest of men and women equally well? We aim to answer this question by relying on unique data from a national online survey in Spain, where we used various questions unpacking the standard indicator of political interest. The findings show that men and women nominate different personal political interests. We also find that the gender gap in political interest vanishes once these specific interests are taken into account. This suggests that at least part of the documented gender gap in general political interest might be due to the fact that, when prompted to think about politics, women disregard their own specific political interests and instead focus on the dominant, male-oriented understanding of politics.
Publisher version (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0192512119860260
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/191961
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1177/0192512119860260
ISSN0192-5121
E-ISSN1460-373X
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