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Petrus Olander

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Gen(d)eralized Trust : An Experimental Approach to Interpersonal Trust and Gender Sensitivity

Author

  • Cornelius Cappelen
  • Jonas Linde
  • Petrus Olander

Summary, in English

In this research note, the authors examine the extent to which one gender is more
trusted than the other, relying on between-subjects survey experiments fielded in
Germany, Norway and the United States. The authors’ findings reveal that respondents
have substantially higher trust in women than in men, and that this is partly driven
by gender role beliefs ascribing prosocial behavior more to women. Furthermore,
across countries it is particularly trust in men that differs; trust in women is much
more similar. The findings provide important insights into the sources of trust and
why generalized trust differs between countries; they advance our understanding of
how we relate to particular others and also groups of people with different ratios of
men/women

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2020

Language

English

Pages

237-258

Publication/Series

Comparative Sociology

Volume

19

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Brill Academic Publishers

Topic

  • Political Science

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1569-1330