GENDER DIFFERENCES IN URBAN NEIGHBORING

Karen E. Campbell, Barrett A. Lee

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Abstract

Gender differences in neighboring are investigated using survey data from respondents in 81 Nashville neighborhoods. Of primary concern is why women neighbor more than men. Secondarily, the effects of life‐cycle stage and socioeconomic status (SES) on neighboring are explored. Of these three, gender most strongly predicts neighboring activities, even with full and part time employment controlled. Life‐cycle stage and SES are about equivalent in strength, although they significantly influence different neighboring measures. Findings suggest that the definition in American gender roles of women as bearers of emotional and social responsibilities accounts for their more extensive neighboring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-512
Number of pages18
JournalSociological Quarterly
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science

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