Journal article

Family and Gendered Fitness Interests Effects on Attitudes Toward Women's Veiling, Status-Seeking and Stereotyping of Women in Pakistan

Khandis R Blake, Gulnaz Anjum, Robert C Brooks

ADAPTIVE HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND PHYSIOLOGY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objective: Although male relatives tend to sway people toward, and female relatives tend to sway people away from conservative political attitudes, there exist many ways in which family composition might cause these effects. Here we test several pathways whereby family might influence attitudes toward female veiling, gender stereotypes, and status-seeking in Pakistan. Methods: Research assistants administered a survey to a diverse sample of 538 adults in Karachi neighborhoods of varying socio-economic status. Within each neighborhood we selected households and available adults within households randomly. Surveys captured socio-demographic data about the participant and their household, and t..

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