Risk Aversion and the Gender Gap in the Vote for Populist Radical Right Parties

Odelia Oshri, Liran Harsgor, Reut Itzkovitch-Malka, Or Tuttnauer

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תקציר

Previous research has established that men are more likely to vote for populist radical right parties (PRRPs) than women. This article shows how cross-national and temporal variations in PRRPs’ electoral success interact with individuals’ risk propensity to affect this gender gap. We hypothesize that gender differences in the electoral support of PRRPs stem from disparities in risk-taking. We conceptualize risk in terms of two components, social and electoral, and demonstrate that women are more risk-averse regarding both. Our analysis is based on public opinion data from 14 countries (2002–16) combined with macrolevel data on PRRPs’ past parliamentary fortunes. To distinguish between the social and electoral components in risk-taking, we use the illustrative case study of Germany. Findings demonstrate that gender differences in risk-taking and, by implication, the differences between women's and men's responses to the electoral context are key to understanding the voting gender gap.

שפה מקוריתאנגלית
כתב עתAmerican Journal of Political Science
תאריך מקוון מוקדם1 פבר׳ 2022
מזהי עצם דיגיטלי (DOIs)
סטטוס פרסוםפרסום מקדים מקוון - 1 פבר׳ 2022

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