Does politicizing ‘gender’ influence the possibility of conducting academic research? Evidence from a randomized controlled trial by Tünde LÉNÁRD, Daniel HORN and Hubert János KISS
We detect a significant negative effect of mentioning ‘gender’ as a research topic on conducting academic research in Hungary. Using a randomized information treatment involving a comprehensive sample of Hungarian education providers we find that they are less willing to cooperate in a gender-related future research compared to a research without this specification. Our results also indicate that this negative sentiment is clearly against gender and not against any topic covering social inequalities in general.