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Globalization and gender equality in the course of development

  • Niklas Potrafke

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    (Munich Graduate School of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany)

  • Heinrich Ursprung

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    (Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany)

We empirically assess the influence of globalization on social institutions that govern female subjugation and gender equality in developing countries. Observing the progress of globalization for almost one hundred developing countries at ten year intervals starting in 1970, we find that economic and social globalization exert a decidedly positive influence on the social institutions that reduce female subjugation and promote gender equality.

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