A Cross-National Analysis of the Relationship between Genderedness in the Legal Naming of Same-Sex Sexual/Intimate Relationships and the Gender System

  • Saori Kamano
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In this paper, I approach the naming of same-sex sexual/intimate relationships from a social constructionist perspective and undertake a theoretically informed cross-sectional cross-national analysis. Classifying the countries in terms of the genderedness in the legal naming of same-sex sexual/intimate relationships, I explore first, how various socio-politico-economic factors are related to the differentiations of the countries in the naming of same-sex sexual/intimate relationships; and, second, how such differentiations in naming are linked to the gender system. I undertake correlation analyses and logistic regression analyses to examine the these linkages.


Total Fertility Rate Gender Inequality Labor Force Participation Rate Gender Category Gender Segregation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saori Kamano
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  1. 1.Institute of Statistical MathematicsTokyo 106Japan

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