Knowing and Caring about Politics: Gender and Political Engagement

@article{Verba1997KnowingAC,
  title={Knowing and Caring about Politics: Gender and Political Engagement},
  author={Sidney Verba and Nancy Burns and Kay Lehman Schlozman},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={1997},
  volume={59},
  pages={1051 - 1072}
}
This paper demonstrates that women are less politically interested, informed, and efficacious than men and that this gender gap in political engagement has consequences for political participation. Only when gender differences in political interest, information, and efficacy are considered along with gender differences in resources can we explain the relatively small disparity between the sexes with respect to political activity. When we searched for the origins of the gender gap in political… 
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