The Gender Gap: Old Challenges, New Approaches

Pippa Norris

in Women and American Politics

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780198293484
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598944 | DOI:

Series: Gender and Politics

 The Gender Gap: Old Challenges, New Approaches

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This chapter reviews existing research about the gender gap in voting and partisanship, focusing on explanations that emphasize issue voting, socio‐economic differences, feminist mobilization, and value change. Norris suggests a research agenda for examining women's voting behaviour and public opinion that employs multi‐method approaches, is sensitive to social context, and that analyses data over time and cross‐nationally.

Keywords: gender gap; partisanship; public opinion; voting; women

Chapter.  9175 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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