2024 OECD Global Forum on Building Trust and Reinforcing Democracy

Workshop 2: Growing apart? Gender, Age and Democracy


Data shows growing divides along gender, education and age lines when it comes to democracy and trust in institutions. In countries as diverse as Germany, the Republic of Korea, Tunisia and the United States this gap is a growing phenomenon. But what does this mean? This session will discuss the emerging evidence behind these trends and discuss potential consequences for holding societies together. It will also attempt to analyse the reasons behind the trends and examine early lessons learned from cutting edge practices to address these widening gaps.

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