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dc.contributor.authorCho, Seo-Youngen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-15T10:27:06Z-
dc.date.available2010-11-15T10:27:06Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/41576-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes empirically whether the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), advocating the multiple dimensions of women's rights, affects the level of women's rights in a country. Measuring commitments to the CEDAW based on reservations by member states, I test whether the Convention enhances women's rights; in particular, (i) whether the effects are stronger if a member country has a higher level of democracy; and (ii) whether the effects are most pronounced in the dimension of women's social rights, a special focus of the Convention. Using panel data for 126 countries during 1981-2007, I do not find statistically significant effects of the CEDAW alone on any dimension of women's rights. However, I do find a positive impact of the CEDAW on women's social rights if combined with a higher degree of democracy. These findings are robust to the choice of control variables and the method of estimation. In particular, taking into account the potential reverse-causality does not alter the main conclusions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCeGE Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers // CeGE 93en_US
dc.subject.jelF53en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelK33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeffectiveness of international human rights treatiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordwomen's rightsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial dimensionen_US
dc.subject.keyworddemocracyen_US
dc.subject.keywordand reservationsen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwMenschenrechteen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationales Abkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechterdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwDemokratieen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleInternational human rights treaty to change social patterns: The convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against womenen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn622406965en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:cegedp:93-
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