Women vs Men: Who performs better on Energy Literacy?

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Ana Martins
Mara Madaleno
Marta Ferreira Dias


Energy literacy is seen as one of the most powerful tools, available to ordinary people, to contribute to a more sustainable world. Since women tend to be considered the main caregivers, due to their maternal instinct, being generally more attentive, more altruistic, and more concerned with the future of their children, are women more involved in the transition to a more sustainable future? To answer this question, we seek to assess the literacy levels of Portuguese university members and explore the differences between men and women. Using the Heteroskedastic Ordered Probit, we found that women tend to have lower levels of knowledge about energy, but a more positive and sustainable attitude and behavior.

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Martins, A., Madaleno, M., & Dias, M. F. (2021). Women vs Men: Who performs better on Energy Literacy?. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, 32, 37–46. https://doi.org/10.5278/ijsepm.6516