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How men's misplaced sense of masculinity in the face of Covid-19 may be killing them

Cassino, Dan (2020) How men's misplaced sense of masculinity in the face of Covid-19 may be killing them. USApp-American Politics and Policy Blog (09 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The evidence and messaging are clear – one of the most important ways that people can protect themselves and others from the spread of Covid-19 is to frequently wash their hands. And yet, according to survey data, men are still washing their hands less often than women. Using survey data, Dan Cassino finds that men who feel that they have the same chance of dying from Covid-19 as women are less likely to wash their hands, potentially because they are doubling down on their masculine identities in the face of a threat that they can’t control.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 15:00
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104390

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