Analyses | Environment and energy | 2020-03-23 | Sing Tao

Is there a gender gap in practising environmental protection?



Environmental protection is a shared responsibility. However, a survey found that the proportion of women practising environmentally friendly behaviour is generally higher than that of men. Some studies suggest that the difference reflects gender stereotypes in family roles and the threat of gender identity. What is the rationale behind those studies? What is the best strategy to promote environmental protection if such argument is established?

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