Girls, Boys and Politics

  • Robert E. Dowse
  • John A. Hughes
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Part of the Contemporary Social Theory book series

Abstract

Some of the most solidly researched and validated findings in the social sciences relate to the differential participation of men and women in political activities… Women have been found to vote less than men, to participate in political parties less than men, to know less about politics than men, to have less interest in politics than men and to be more conservative than men. [A number of sources are cited documenting these differences, and the proposed explanations reviewed below.]

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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1982

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  • Robert E. Dowse
  • John A. Hughes

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