Sex differences in political activity in Britain

Susan Welch

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Using survey data from 1963 and 1974, the analysis explores the relative rates of political participation of British men and women in a number of conventional political parties. As in the U.S. case, in Britain men and women do participate at about the same rates in a number of activities, including voting, party identification, party membership and activity, and political group membership and activity. On the other hand, more males than females claim interest in politics. Several explanations are discussed for these findings, and comparisons are made with findings from other nations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-46
Number of pages18
JournalWomen and Politics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science


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