Listening to young people: Mobility for future (EN)

Listening to young people: Mobility for future

3.1.1 Young women in the majority Of all respondents who indicated what gender they identified with, 23.6 % identified as male and 75.1 % identified as female. 1.3 % ticked diverse. Female-iden- tifying respondents accounted for a clear majority across language groups. Other recent studies, too, have shown that female par- ticipants account for the majority of respondents in sur- veys addressed at young people (cf. Lips et al. 2020; cf. Wilmes et al. 2020, p. 15; cf. Andresen et al. 2021). Until the 1980s, women were considered a target group that was difficult to reach through surveys (cf. Esser 1986, p. 40 et seqq.). Meanwhile, the tide seems to have turned. While the reasons for this have been much debated,

they remain unclear (cf. Porst/v. Briel 1995, p. 5). It is assumed that the cost/benefit ratio of participating in a study may play a role (cf. ibid.); it may also be the subject matter of a survey that is perceived as gender-specific, which in turn may influence someone’s motivation to participate in the first place (cf. Wilmes et al. 2020, p. 15). In contrast to these other studies, however, the number of young respondents who identified here as female (75 %) is remarkably high, a fact that deserves further reflection (see section 4.4).


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