How is Culture Paving the Path for Women's Rights?
Economics Bulletin, 2010, 30 (3), 1778 - 1793
17 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Date Written: 2010
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
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