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ERIC Number: ED494075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
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Gender and Civic Engagement: Secondary Analysis of Survey Data. CIRCLE Working Paper 41
Jenkins, Krista
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Maryland
This Working Paper presents an overview of findings from research that addresses whether, and to what extent, gender is salient in the development of norms of citizen behavior and key precursors to citizen engagement. A variety of data is used to illuminate the complexity of gender's relationship to citizen engagement among today's youth. The bulk of the analysis, however, is drawn from the National Citizen Engagement Study (NCES). Across some key indicators, the story is about the same regardless of sex. Young women and men appear to be receiving the same cues about politics, elected officials, and the political process. They are also responding in much the same way--i.e., tuning out and doing little. However, young women are also demonstrating their distinctiveness in ways that are both hopeful and potentially worrisome. Thus, the picture to emerge is one that cannot be easily summarized by either sameness or difference. (Contains 8 tables and 13 endnotes.) [This Working Paper was produced by CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement). For CIRCLE Working Paper 40, see ED491129.]
The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). University of Maryland, School of Public Policy, 2101 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-2790; Web site: http://www.civicyouth.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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