The gender gap among teen survey respondents: why are boys more likely to report a gun in the home than girls?
The authors analyzed data from the California Health Interview Survey of 2001 that includes over 4,000 marital households. Both a parent and adolescent child (12-17 years old) were asked whether there was a gun in the home. California teens are almost as likely to say that there is a gun as are their parents, but there is a gender gap among both the teens (25.0% boys, 21.1% girls reported gun in home) and their parents (28.5% husbands, 21.0% wives reported gun in home).
Cook, P. J., & Sorenson, S. (2006). The gender gap among teen survey respondents: Why are boys more likely to report a gun in the home than girls? Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 22(1), 61-76.
Cook, P. J., and S. Sorenson. "The Gender Gap among Teen Survey Respondents: Why Are Boys More Likely to Report a Gun in the Home Than Girls?" Journal of Quantitative Criminology 22.1 (2006): 61-76.