The Gender Gap in Preferences: Evidence from 45,397 Facebook Interests

03/8/2022 10:00 am 03/8/2022 11:00 am Australia/Melbourne The Gender Gap in Preferences: Evidence from 45,397 Facebook Interests

Presented by Klaus Desmet, SMU

This paper uses information on the frequency of 45,397 Facebook interests to study how the difference in preferences between men and women changes with a country's degree of gender equality. For preference dimensions that are systematically biased toward the same gender across the globe, differences between men and women are larger in more gender-equal countries. In contrast, for preference dimensions with a gender bias that varies across countries, the opposite holds. This finding takes an important step toward reconciling evolutionary psychology and social role theory as they relate to gender.

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Date:
8 March 2022 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Venue:
Online
Categories:
General; SoDa Labs; SoDa Labs Webinars

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Presented by Klaus Desmet, SMU

This paper uses information on the frequency of 45,397 Facebook interests to study how the difference in preferences between men and women changes with a country's degree of gender equality. For preference dimensions that are systematically biased toward the same gender across the globe, differences between men and women are larger in more gender-equal countries. In contrast, for preference dimensions with a gender bias that varies across countries, the opposite holds. This finding takes an important step toward reconciling evolutionary psychology and social role theory as they relate to gender.

SoDa Labs webinar series

The SoDa Labs webinar series provides a platform for researchers around the world to present work that uses novel and alternative data and/or tools from data science and beyond to answer social science questions.

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