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dc.contributor.authorDoepke, Matthiasen_US
dc.contributor.authorTertilt, Michèleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:31:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:31:29Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008040163en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35016-
dc.description.abstractThe nineteenth century witnessed dramatic improvements in the legal rights of married women. Given that these changes took place long before women gained the right to vote, they amounted to a voluntary renouncement of power by men. In this paper, we investigate men's incentives for sharing power with women. In our model, women's legal rights set the marital bargaining power of husbands and wives. We show that men face a tradeoff between the rights they want for their own wives (namely none) and the rights of other women in the economy. Men prefer other men's wives to have rights because men care about their own daughters and because an expansion of women's rights increases educational investments in children. We show that men may agree to relinquish some of their power once technological change increases the importance of human capital. We corroborate our argument with historical evidence on the expansion of women's rights in England and the United States.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3421en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWomen's rightsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordreturn to educationen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic growthen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwGleichberechtigungen_US
dc.subject.stwMänneren_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwEigeninteresseen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialgeschichteen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleWomen's liberation: what's in it for men?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn577266306en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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