Cristin-resultat-ID: 1508779
Sist endret: 21. mars 2018 13:00
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2017
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2017

As You Sow, So Shall You Reap: Gender-Role Attitudes and Late-Life Cognition

Bidragsytere:
  • Eric Bonsang
  • Vegard Skirbekk og
  • Ursula M. Staudinger

Tidsskrift

Psychological Science
ISSN 0956-7976
e-ISSN 1467-9280
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2017
Volum: 28
Hefte: 9
Sider: 1201 - 1213

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85029009849

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Tittel

As You Sow, So Shall You Reap: Gender-Role Attitudes and Late-Life Cognition

Sammendrag

Some studies have found that women outperform men in episodic memory after midlife. But is this finding universal, and what are the reasons? Gender differences in cognition are the result of biopsychosocial interactions throughout the life course. Social-cognitive theory of gender development posits that gender roles may play an important mediating role in these interactions. We analyzed country differences in the gender differential in cognition after midlife using data from individuals age 50 and above (N = 226,661) from 27 countries. As expected, older women performed relatively better in countries characterized by more equal gender-role attitudes. This result was robust to cohort differences as well as reverse causality. The effect was partially mediated by education and labor-force participation. Cognition in later life thus cannot be fully understood without reference to the opportunity structures that sociocultural environments do (or do not) provide. Global population aging raises the importance of understanding that gender roles affect old-age cognition and productivity.

Bidragsytere

Eric Bonsang

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Luxembourg
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Université Paris Dauphine

Vegard Skirbekk

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Senter for fruktbarhet og helse ved Folkehelseinstituttet
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Columbia University in the City of New York

Ursula M. Staudinger

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Columbia University in the City of New York
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