The “Double Jeopardy” of Gender Discrimination in Household Wealth in Taiwan
43 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2020 Last revised: 15 Jul 2021
Date Written: July 14, 2021
In Taiwan, 64% of land is owned by men; in addition, males’ annual rate of return (ROR) of land is roughly 1% higher than that of females from the same wealth group. Thus, men own not only more but also higher quality land, indicating a phenomenon of “double jeopardy” for females. By applying a gender-composition test, we find that the gender differences in ROR appear only in bestowed land in families with children of different genders. This result supports the hypothesis that it is parents’ gender preference against girls that leads to females’ disadvantage in land wealth.
Keywords: gender differences; gender discrimination; real estate; land transactions; investor behaviors
JEL Classification: D14, G51, H20, R30
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