Gender, environmentalism, and interest in forest certification: Mohai’s paradox revisited

Lucie K. Ozanne, Craig R. Humphrey, Paul M. Smith

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

43 Scopus citations


This research corroborates work by Mohai (1992) and others showing a consistent gender difference in environmental concern favoring women. It also helps resolve a paradox that women show more environmental concern than men, but they are less environmentally active. Using data from a survey of U.S. homeowners completed in 1994, we again find women more environmentally concerned than men. However, when green consumerism, rather than membership in environmental organizations, is used as an indicator of environmentalism (the dependent variable), women tend to be more environmentally active than men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-622
Number of pages10
JournalSociety and Natural Resources
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Gender, environmentalism, and interest in forest certification: Mohai’s paradox revisited'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this