How Do Female Spouses’ Political Interests Affect Male Spouses’ Views About a Women’s Issue?
AbstractThis paper explored how the degree of female spouses’ political interest affects male spouses’ views about women’s empowerment, using individual level data in Japan. Controlling for unobserved area-specific fixed effects, results showed that males were likely to consider women’s empowerment important if their spouses were interested in politics. This spouse effect was observed for conservative males but not for progressive-neutral males. Results were unchanged when the endogeneity bias caused by spouses’ political interests were controlled for. These findings suggest that female family members’ political interests and views play an important role in determining male views regarding women’s issues.
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Date of creation: 26 Oct 2009
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Spouse; political opinion; women’s empowerment;
Other versions of this item:
- Eiji Yamamura, 2010. "How Do Female Spouses’ Political Interests Affect Male Spouses’ Views About a Women’s Issue?," Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 38(3), pages 359-370, September.
- 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.
- 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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