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2000

Sociology

University of New Orleans

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Complexities Of The Gender Gap, Susan E. Howell, Christine L. Day Aug 2000

Complexities Of The Gender Gap, Susan E. Howell, Christine L. Day

Political Science Faculty Publications

Gender differences in political attitudes among whites arise from a variety of sources that may vary from issue to issue. Explanations based on gender-based social roles, basic value differences, socioeconomic status, and women's autonomy are tested in this study through an examination of both compositional and conditional effects. Compositional effects occur when men and women differ on an explanatory variable. Conditional effects occur when a variable has differential effects on the policy preferences of women and men. Using data from the 1996 National Election Study, OLS regression and logit results demonstrate the complex sources of gender gaps across issue ...