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An Empirical Analysis of the Gender Gap in News Consumption

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abstract Survey results reveal that women consume less news than men. This article empirically analyzes this gender gap and explores several explanations. In the United States, the gender gap cannot be explained by differences in education, income, and other socio-demographics or by differences in preferences and job benefits of news consumption. However, the dual burden of paid and household work appears to be one of the drivers of the gender gap. In a cross-country comparison, the gender gap is linked to measures of gender equality in the economy and in politics.
   
type journal paper
   
keywords News consumption, gender, political participation
   
language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 13-9-2012
journal Journal of Media Economics
publisher Routledge
ISSN 0899-7764
ISSN (online) 1532-7736
DOI 10.1080/08997764.2012.700976
volume of journal 25
number of issue 03/2012
page(s) 147-167
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profile area SEPS - Economic Policy
citation Benesch, C. (2012). An Empirical Analysis of the Gender Gap in News Consumption. Journal of Media Economics, 25(03/2012), 147-167, DOI:10.1080/08997764.2012.700976.