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Locating the Aboriginal Gender Gap: The Political Attitudes and Participation of Aboriginal Women in Canada

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 November 2013

Allison Harell
Affiliation:
Université du Québec à Montréal
Dimitrios Panagos
Affiliation:
Memorial University
Corresponding

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Since the development of modern survey methods, political scientists have identified gender-based differences in the political behavior of men and women. Early research found women to be less politically engaged than men and to be more likely to vote for right-wing parties (Lipset 1963). Beginning in the 1980s, however, these differences in political participation dissipated, and the gender-based pattern in vote choice was reversed (DeVaus and McAllister 1989; Inglehart and Norris 2000). These gender differences in political behavior, and the many others that could be added here, are commonly referred to as “gender gaps.”

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