How Do Female Spouses’ Political Interests Affect Male Spouses’ Views About a Women’s Issue?
AbstractThis paper explored how the degree of female spousesâ political interest affects male spousesâ views about womenâs empowerment, using individual level data in Japan. Controlling for unobserved city size and area-specific fixed effects, results showed that males were likely to consider womenâs empowerment important if their spouses were interested in politics. This spouse effect was observed for conservative males but not for progressive ones. Results were unchanged when the endogeneity bias caused by spousesâ political interests were controlled for. These findings suggest that female family membersâ political interests and views play an important role in determining male views regarding womenâs issues.
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Volume (Year): 38 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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Spouse; Political opinion; Women’s empowerment; D72; D83; J12; J16;
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- yamamura, Eiji, 2009. "How Do Female Spouses’ Political Interests Affect Male Spouses’ Views About a Women’s Issue?," MPRA Paper 14837, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Yamamura, Eiji, 2009. "How Do Female Spouses’ Political Interests Affect Male Spouses’ Views About a Women’s Issue?," MPRA Paper 18441, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
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