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Women's Empowerment, Gendered Institutions and Economic Opportunity: An Investigative Study for Pakistan

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Increasing female landownership or labor force participation are policies designed to empower women in developing countries. Yet, societies are diverse and I find that across language and ethnic groups not all Pakistani women benefit from these increased economic opportunities in their decision making. I even find negative impacts of labor force participation on empowerment for some groups. This can be explained by different gender expectations along these gendered institutions.

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  • Parlow, Anton, 2018. "Women's Empowerment, Gendered Institutions and Economic Opportunity: An Investigative Study for Pakistan," MPRA Paper 86331, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Women's Empowerment; Ethnicity; Identity;
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    • J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
    • J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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