A recent study from Northwestern University finds that men are more likely to share their creative work online than women — despite the fact that both women and men engage equally in creative activities. The study underscores the importance of considering universal readiness to participate, and not access to technology. Supported by a MacArthur grant to Eszter Hargittai and Peter Miller, the study is co-authored by Hargittai and Gina Walejko and is available for download.
Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur's grantmaking aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to education and other social institutions that must meet the needs of this and future generations.