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

  • Nabamita Dutta

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    (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse)

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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Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 1778-1793

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