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The Gender Gap in African Political Participation: Individual and contextual determinants


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Title: The Gender Gap in African Political Participation: Individual and contextual determinants
Authors: Isaksson, Ann-Sofie
Kotsadam, Andreas
Nerman, Måns
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Extent: 33 pages
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
530
Keywords: political participation
gender gap
Africa
afrobarometer
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyze the factors underlying the gender gap in African electoral and inter-electoral political participation. Drawing on new data covering over 27,000 respondents from 246 regions in 20 emerging African democracies, the empirical findings suggest that while there is a gender gap in both voting and inter-electoral participation, the latter is larger. Whereas several of the investigated individual and contextual characteristics are found to be important determinants o... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL Classification: D01; D72; J16; O12, O55
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28905
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