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Televisión y divorcio: evidencias de las novelas en Brasil

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  • Alberto Chong

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  • Eliana La Ferrara

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En este trabajo se analiza el vínculo entre la televisión y el divorcio en Brasil mediante el estudio de la variación en la distribución temporal de la disponibilidad de la señal de Rede Globo —la red televisiva que tenía prácticamente el monopolio de las telenovelas en el país— en zonas municipales. Se emplean tres rondas de datos de censo (1970, 1980 y 1991) y se controlan los efectos fijos por área y por características que varían con el tiempo, y se descubre que la parte de la población femenina que se separa o divorcia aumenta considerablemente una vez que la señal de Globo llega a la localidad. El efecto es robusto al control de factores determinantes potenciales de la estrategia de entrada de Globo y es más fuerte aún en el caso de zonas relativamente más pequeñas, donde la señal llega a un sector mayor de la población.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4621.

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Date of creation: Jan 2009
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Keywords: Divorce; Television; Brazil; Soap Operas; Media; Women; Empowerment;

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  1. Betsey Stevenson & Justin Wolfers, 2003. "Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: Divorce Laws and Family Distress," NBER Working Papers 10175, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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