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Globalization and gender equality in the course of development

  • Potrafke, Niklas
  • Ursprung, Heinrich W.

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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Paper provided by University of Munich, Department of Economics in its series Munich Reprints in Economics with number 19305.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Publication status: Published in European Journal of Political Economy 4 28(2012): pp. 399-413
Handle: RePEc:lmu:muenar:19305
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