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Gender gap through time and space: A journey through Wikipedia biographies via the Wikidata Human Gender Indicator

Title
Gender gap through time and space: A journey through Wikipedia biographies via the Wikidata Human Gender Indicator
Author
Konieczny, Piotr Bronislaw
Keywords
Data mining; demographics; gender gap; Wikidata; Wikipedia
Issue Date
2018-06
Publisher
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
Citation
NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY, v. 20, No. 12, Page. 4608-4633
Abstract
In this study, we investigate how quantification of Wikipedia biographies can shed light on worldwide longitudinal gender inequality trends, a macro-level dimension of human development. We present the Wikidata Human Gender Indicator (WHGI), located within a set of indicators allowing comparative study of gender inequality through space and time, the Wikipedia Gender Indicators (WIGI), based on metadata available through the Wikidata database. Our research confirms that gender inequality is a phenomenon with a long history, but whose patterns can be analyzed and quantified on a larger scale than previously thought possible. Through the use of Inglehart–Welzel cultural clusters, we show that gender inequality can be analyzed with regard to world’s cultures. We also show a steadily improving trend in the coverage of women and other genders in reference works.
URI
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1461444818779080http://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/81115
ISSN
1461-4448
DOI
10.1177/1461444818779080
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