Maike van Damme imparteix la conferència "Components of gender ideology in Europe: A replication and extension", en el marc dels Seminaris Brown-bag CED

Organize: Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics

Venue: Sala Àngels Torrents, CED

Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Maike van Damme és Investigadora potdoctoral del Grup de Recerca en Demografia-Demosoc, Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Components of gender ideology in Europe: A replication and extension

Abstract.- Two recent seminal articles (Grunow, Begall, & Buchler, 2018; Knight & Brinton, 2017) suggest that gender ideology is a multidimensional concept rather than a continuum that varies from traditional to egalitarian. Such a finding is of utmost importance for cross-national comparative research because, if robust, the different dimensions of gender ideology can be used in (multilevel) analyses as macro-indicators reflecting the normative context. Both articles estimated somehow different profiles of gender ideology with Latent Class Analysis using data from the European Values Study (EVS), but with a different sample of countries, different time periods, and different items. Hence, the first aim of this study is to replicate the Latent Class Analyses of these two papers and investigate whether their findings are robust. The second aim is to address the question of generalizability and construct validity. Specifically, we extend these two papers and estimate gender ideology profiles using data from EVS and investigate whether the outcome is sensitive to the countries that are included and the items that are used to measure gender ideology. Using a slightly different operationalization of gender ideology and a larger number of countries, we come to a five-class solution that synthesizes theoretically and empirically the results of the two articles.