Women Stay Local, Men Go National and Global? Gender Differences in Political Interest

  title={Women Stay Local, Men Go National and Global? Gender Differences in Political Interest},
  author={Hilde Coff{\'e}},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  • H. Coffé
  • Published 20 July 2013
  • Sociology, Political Science, Economics
  • Sex Roles
This study challenges the idea that women are less interested in politics than men by arguing that women are not less interested in politics but, rather, are interested in different issues. I decompose the concept of general political interest into interest in local, national and international issues and investigate gender differences in interest in these different issues, as well as in politics in general. Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression analyses, based on data collected in 2011… 

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