How is Culture paving the path for Women's Rights?
AbstractIn an emerging literature, informal institutions or culture has been defined based on four important traits - TRUST, RESPECT, CONTROL and OBEDIENCE. This paper investigates the question - do informal institutions, defined by these traits, enhance women's political, social and economic rights? A simple empirical analysis reveals that informal institutions or culture is a determinant of women's rights.
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Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
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Informal Institutions; Culture; Women's Rights;
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- Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
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