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Table 6 Post-vote survey: correlation between the probability to vote yes and attitudes towards gender equality

From: How the provision of childcare affects attitudes towards maternal employment

Bill Mat. leave I Mat. leave II Fam. pol. Fam. init.
Gender equality 0.17*** 0.19*** 0.17*** 0.07
  (0.04) (0.04) (0.04) (0.05)
Age/10 − 0.22** 0.00 − 0.04 0.20**
  (0.10) (0.09) (0.10) (0.10)
Age2 0.02* − 0.00 0.00 − 0.01
  (0.01) (0.01) (0.01) (0.01)
Tertiary educ. 0.03 0.11* 0.09* − 0.00
  (0.06) (0.06) (0.05) (0.06)
Female 0.07 − 0.02 0.05 0.08*
  (0.04) (0.04) (0.05) (0.05)
Employed 0.11** 0.02 0.00 0.12**
  (0.05) (0.05) (0.06) (0.06)
Income CHF 5,000−11,000 − 0.03 − 0.00 − 0.00 0.09*
  (0.05) (0.05) (0.05) (0.05)
Income > CHF 11,000 − 0.02 − 0.02 − 0.14 0.20**
  (0.06) (0.07) (0.10) (0.09)
Retired − 0.01 − 0.02 0.00 0.13
  (0.09) (0.10) (0.09) (0.09)
Married 0.01 0.00 0.11** − 0.14***
  (0.05) (0.05) (0.05) (0.05)
Constant 0.79*** 0.62*** 0.46* − 0.19
  (0.23) (0.20) (0.26) (0.24)
Number of observations 569 469 511 490
R-square 0.07 0.08 0.05 0.06
  1. Correlation between the probability to vote “Yes” in the four bills considered and personal attitudes towards gender equality. Calculations draw on post-vote surveys conducted with a random sample of Swiss voters. The table shows that attitudes towards gender equality are an important driver of vote results in the ballots considered. Gender equality is a dummy variable based on the question “Are you in favor of Switzerland actively promoting female equality to men (survey question A91h ≤ 3) or in favor of Switzerland favoring neither men nor women (survey question 3<A91<=6)