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Heteropatriarchy Scale

Heteropatriarchy Scale is a 13-indicator measure of structural discrimination policy that targets women as well as sexual and gender minorities. Three dimensions are covered in this measure: structural sexism, family planning policy, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) policy.

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

Structural Sexism
1. Ratio of men's/women's median income
2. Ratio of men's/women's labor force participation
3. Ratio of women's/men's unemployment rate
4. Percentage of votes cast for Republican president
5. Conservative denomination adherents per capita

Abortion Policy
6. Public funding for abortion
7. Abortion providers
8. Mandatory waiting periods and informed consent
9. Parental consent for abortion

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Policy
10. Employment discrimination protection for sexual orientation
11. Hate crime statute for sexual orientation
12. Same-sex marriage/domestic partnership/civil union/reciprocal benefits relationship
13. Same-sex adoption

Scoring Procedures

Each indicator is standardized according to individual scoring as detailed in the original citation. A summary measure of the 13 indicators is created so that the higher the value in the various scales, the higher the level of heteropatriarchy. The range of possible scores is 1-13 that is calculated by the mean.

Original Citation

Everett, B. G., Limburg, A., Homan, P., & Philbin, M. M. (2022). Structural heteropatriarchy and birth outcomes in the United States. Demography, 59(1), 89-110. https://doi.org/10.1215/00703370-9606030

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