Volume 189, April 2020
- Our aim is to assess the willingness to cooperate in a gender-related research.
- Earlier, the Hungarian government has generated a sentiment against gender studies.
- We conduct a randomized experiment measuring the effect of an information treatment.
- Mentioning gender as our topic decreases the probability of consent by 9-19% points.
- We show that the aversion is against gender and not against social inequalities.
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.