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Changing attitudes to gender roles : a longitudinal analysis of ordinal response data from the British Household panel study.

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Journal publication date05/2009
JournalInternational Sociology
Journal number3
Volume24
Number of pages22
Pages346-367
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article examines changes in attitudes to gender roles in contemporary Britain by using a first-order Markov process in which cumulative transition probabilities are logistic functions of a set of personal and socioeconomic characteristics of respondents. The data are taken from the British Household Panel Study (BHPS). The attitudinal responses examined take the form of ordinal responses concerning gender roles in 1991 and 2003. The likelihood function is partitioned to make possible the use of existing software for estimating model parameters. For the BHPS data, it was found that, depending on the value of the response in 1991, a variety of factors were important determinants of attitudes to gender roles by 2003.