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How is Culture paving the path for Women's Rights?

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  • Nabamita Dutta

    () (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse)

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In 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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  • Nabamita Dutta, 2010. "How is Culture paving the path for Women's Rights?," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(3), pages 1778-1793.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00062
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    1. La Porta, Rafael & Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio & Shleifer, Andrei & Vishny, Robert, 1999. "The Quality of Government," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Oxford University Press, vol. 15(1), pages 222-279, April.
    2. Luigi Guiso & Paola Sapienza & Luigi Zingales, 2006. "Does Culture Affect Economic Outcomes?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 20(2), pages 23-48, Spring.
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    Keywords

    Informal Institutions; Culture; Women's Rights;

    JEL classification:

    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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