How is Culture Paving the Path for Women's Rights?

Economics Bulletin, 2010, 30 (3), 1778 - 1793

17 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2013

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Nabamita Dutta

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Z1, O10, FO1

JEL Classification: informal institutions, culture, Women’s Rights

Suggested Citation

Dutta, Nabamita, How is Culture Paving the Path for Women's Rights? (2010). Economics Bulletin, 2010, 30 (3), 1778 - 1793. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206464

Nabamita Dutta (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse ( email )

Dept. of Economics, 1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
United States
6087855294 (Phone)

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