The Gender Gap in Political Knowledge: Is It All About Guessing? An Experimental Approach

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dc.contributor.author Ferrín Pereira, Mónica
dc.contributor.author Fraile Maldonado, Marta
dc.contributor.author García Albacete, Gema María
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-14T11:43:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-01T23:00:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Ferrín, M., Fraile, M., García-Albacete, G. (2017). The Gender Gap in Political Knowledge: Is It All About Guessing? An Experimental Approach. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 29 (1) pp. 111-132
dc.identifier.issn 0954-2892
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/27411
dc.description.abstract This article analyzes the extent to which the format and the "Do not know" (DK) protocol of political knowledge questions influence the size of the gender gap. By using a set of experiments that manipulated the DK protocol and the format (open vs. closed ended) of political knowledge questions in a face-to-face representative survey of the Spanish population, we show that the format of the questions (open vs. closed ended) is not relevant in explaining the gender gap. DK protocols, however, influence outspoken levels of political knowledge differently for men and women. DK-discouraging protocols tend to encourage the emergence of hidden knowledge among women, whereas they mostly boost guessing among men. This finding suggests that the meaning and the use of the DK option appear to be gender biased.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.rights © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The World Association for Public Opinion Research. All rights reserved.
dc.subject.other Competence
dc.subject.other Women
dc.subject.other Men
dc.title The Gender Gap in Political Knowledge: Is It All About Guessing? An Experimental Approach
dc.type article
dc.relation.publisherversion Oxford University Press
dc.subject.eciencia Antropología
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edv042
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 111
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 132
dc.identifier.publicationtitle INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 29
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000019506
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