The Significance of Linked Fate for Women: A Data-Driven Learning Guide Go to Resource


Linked fate is a concept traditionally used to describe when members of an identity group (African Americans, for example) elevate group interests above their own individual interests. Coming from a shared history of segregation, prejudice and discrimination, the sense of linked fate influences African Americans' political thinking and action, and places it in direct opposition to the American sense of individualism. Under individualism, success is caused by one's own efforts and is not dependent on the success of others. By contrast, the concept of linked fate posits that what is good for the group is good for the individual.

The goal of this exercise is to explore whether the concept of linked fate applies to women and if so, how it influences attitudes toward women and issues that affect them. Frequencies, crosstabulation, and comparison of means will be used.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research . The Significance of Linked Fate for Women: A Data-Driven Learning Guide. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-16.

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