Impacts of television on our society (1)
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have shown the impact of television on society and women specifically, but in Brazil’s case the relationship is striking. Clearly having access to electricity and televisions will have an effect on how people spend their time but demographers have been able to illustrate that between 1960 and 2009 the has changed the lives of women, rich and poor. Telenovelas are known to show women who endure great romantic heartache but they also show the power and glamour of these ladies. Generally, female characters on these programs are shown to have exciting jobs, small families and the opportunity to blaze their own paths. Based on the of the Inter-American Development Bank and Florida State University it looks like the popularity of the telenovela female characters has left a large impression on women viewers. Furthermore, better education for women, access to publicly funded sterilization, over the counter birth control and a falling infant mortality rate also vastly contributed to the current average of .
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Gentzkow’s recent studies include a set of papers that looks at political bias in the news media; a second set of studies that examines the impact of television on society from several perspectives; and a third set that explores questions of persuasion. A full list of those studies is available
A second set of papers looks at the impact of television on society from several perspectives. “Television and Voter Turnout” (Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006) measures the effect of television on voter turnout by exploiting the variation in the time at which television was introduced in various regions of the US during the 1940s and 1950s. Gentzkow shows that a significant fraction of the reduction in voter turnout over the last century, particularly in local elections, can be explained by the introduction and the increased penetration of television. He argues that the introduction of television caused a substitution away from other media with more political coverage which then led to a decline in voting. Gentzkow presents empirical evidence that the entry of television in a market coincided with sharp drops in consumption of newspapers and radio and in political knowledge as measured by election surveys.A second thread that runs through Gentzkow's research is the impact of television on society. In "Television and Voter Turnout," published in 2006 in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Gentzkow finds that much of the drop in voter turnout over the past century, especially in local elections, can be attributed to the spread of television across the United States. Gentzkow argues that as Americans began watching more television, they spent less time with newspapers and radio, which have more political coverage, leading to a decline in voting.